Tony Dominguez

Heart of the Game

All his life, Tony Dominguez wanted to play basketball. As a boy, he practiced four to five hours a day. When he was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at the age of 14, he wanted nothing more than to get better so he could get back on the court. When he finally realized he would not reach his potential as a player, Dominguez turned to coaching. He worked for 17 years as an assistant coach for the Western Washington University Vikings.

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Impero signs scholarship to play for WWU

The Bellingham Herald
Men's basketball guard Kyle Impero, who was the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Northern Region Most Valuable Player at Whatcom Community College last season, has accepted a scholarship offer to compete at Western Washington University beginning this fall. Making that announcement Thursday was Vikings' head coach Tony Dominguez. "We are very excited to have Kyle back in the program," Dominguez said in a news release. "He has proven to be an outstanding player and we believe he fits our style of play tremendously. Kyle is so versatile and can play numerous positions and with his ability to score and rebound he gives us a threat we need to be successful."

Parker's intense work ethic paying off

The Bellingham Herald
Last spring Western Washington University men's basketball coach Tony Dominguez would get to Carver Gym for work around 7 a.m. and notice he wasn't the first Vikings basketball member in the building. He was often beaten there by 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman forward Jeffrey Parker.

Vikings knock off No. 1 team

The Bellingham Herald
If Colorado powerhouse Metro State really was the No. 1 NCAA Division II men's basketball team coming into Sam Carver Gymnasium, Western Washington University fans may be in for a third sensational season in a row. No. 7-ranked Western's pulse-pounding 72-69 victory over the top-ranked Roadrunners on Saturday, Nov 30, was more than the Vikings' school and GNAC record 31st consecutive home win.

WWU men's hoops rallies from deep hole

The Bellingham Herald
Just when the No. 7-ranked Western Washington University men's basketball team appeared finished, the new-look Vikings generated a signature second-half comeback coach Tony Dominguez's group can rally around the rest of the season. Western had all but solidified its first loss with 12:55 remaining.

WWU men's basketball determined to maintain success

The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University men's basketball team set a new standard of excellence the past two seasons, winning a national title, reaching the national semifinals and claiming a pair of regional championships while posting back to back 31-win seasons. Records were broken, winning streaks were extended so long it became hard to remember the last loss and WWU achieved enough remarkable moments to fill an archive.

Western Washington adds 6-9 center to basketball team

The Seattle Times
Jordan Mosby-Barber, a 6 feet 9 inch, 255-pound center, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men’s basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall. “Jordan adds great size and toughness to our inside game,” said Western coach Tony Dominguez. “He also has tremendous touch and should be a big addition defensively. We are very excited about finding a true inside player who adds a different dimension to our team.”

Goodrich's competitive nature has elevated WWU Athletics to new heights during her 26-year tenure

The Bellingham Herald
Lynda Goodrich has always been a competitor. From the time Dr. G. Robert Ross hired her to lead the Vikings' athletic program 26 years ago to when Goodrich's retirement was announced Monday, May 6, she's aimed to make Western Athletics a powerhouse while placing an emphasis on academic excellence.

WWU men's basketball brings in transfer

The Bellingham Herald
Colby Mitchell, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward, has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall. "He brings a lot of toughness and athleticism to our program," WWU coach Tony Dominguez said in a news release. "He also has some intangibles that we feel our team was needing moving forward."

Basketball teams honored before Mariners game

Western Today staff

The Western Washington University men's and women's basketball teams, who both were NCAA Division II national semifinalists and had a combined record of 60-7, were at Safeco Field on Friday, Apr. 26, for a special tribute prior to the Seattle Mariners' baseball game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, including ceremonial first pitches by head coaches Tony Dominguez and Carmen Dolfo.

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