Derek Domino, a native of Parkland, Fla., serves as the Assistant Athletics Director and the head coach of the Silver Lake College men's basketball team.
The 2016-2017 season is Coach Domino's second season at the helm of the basketball team. In addition, he was the lead assistant coach for Silver Lake College in 2014-2015, and for two seasons he assisted in coaching basketball in south Florida.
Prior to coaching, he played four years of college basketball at the NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III level before transferring to Silver Lake College, where he was the starting point guard and team captain during his senior year.
As a college senior, he ranked second in the nation in assists per game (6.4) before injuring his hamstring, which caused him to miss eight of the team's last 11 games.
"Missing those games offered me a new perspective and fueled my desire to get into coaching," Coach Domino said. He also credits his father, Dee Sasser and Phil Budervic as mentors who have supported him in running a college basketball program.
Coach Domino looks forward to continuing to build the Silver Lake College men’s basketball program and feeding off the success found at the end of last season.
"Despite playing a difficult schedule, I was proud of the way we finished," Coach Domino said. "Winning four of our last six games showed the true character of the players. I know the guys and myself look forward to taking what we learned last year and building on that this coming season.”
He graduated high school from Coral Springs Christian Academy in Coral Springs, Fla. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Management & Organizational Development from Silver Lake College.
Silver Lake College senior Nathan Eckley, a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers men's basketball team.
Silver Lake College graduate Austin Allen-Walker, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Lakers men's basketball team.