NCAA D1 Power Hitting Utility Softball Player/Coach Seeking Opportunity for 2021-2022 Season | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA D1 Power Hitting Utility Softball Player/Coach Seeking Opportunity for 2021-2022 Season

Name: Dominique Humphrey

Height: 170cm

Weight: 79kg

DOB: November 21, 1996

Date Available: September 16, 2021

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, 3B, SS, C

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, Utl, 2B, OF

College: University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff

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Personal

Dominque says she is a very vocal leader who also leads by example. She has great knowledge of the game, and believes it is important to share that knowledge with teammates so the group can succeed as a program – “On the field, I am explosive – always ready for the next play.”

At the plate, her exit velocity ranges from the high 60s to low 70s (mph), while her throws, as an infielder, range from the low to mid-50s.  From the catcher position, her pop times have been as low as 1.79 (when throwing from her knees) and 1.86 (when throwing from a standing position).

She is a great utility player – having started in college at third base, switched to the outfield, and then move to catcher.  “As a leader, playing catcher is perfect for me. I have confidence behind the plate, and I feel that is where I was always meant to play. But I will play anywhere on the field, with no complaints, and will do so wholeheartedly.

“I always have the energy to do my part on the team, and I pursue my role wholeheartedly. If I am not giving private lessons or working out in the gym, then I am at the facility taking swings or at the field for defensive practice.”

Dominique would also be very interested in assisting a team’s coaching staff, as she has a longer-term goal of coaching.  She has been a graduate assistant coach at her university, an NCAA Division I school, for two years and has previous experience coaching at a high-school skills camp and through giving private lessons.

She says that “As a graduate assistant coach, I perform all the duties of an assistant coach, pitching coach, and hitting coach, and I also work closely with catchers. Our team has fewer catchers than pitchers, so I am also a bullpen catcher when needed. In my last four years – as a player and coach – I have always called pitching signs, and I created our wrist bands for pitch and play calling.”

In my spare time, I give back to my community by offering private lessons. My job as a coach isn’t just to help people become better softball players . . . it’s also to help them become better people.”

Career Highlights

  • Team Captain 2017-2018 and 2018-19

  • Southwestern Athletic Conference Hitter of the week 2017-2018

  • 2018-2019 Fielding 0.953

  • 2018-2019 Led the team with 3 HRs and 14 RBIs

  • Earned conference all-Academic honors

  • Named conference Hitter of the Week once

  • Holds home-run record (53) for her high school

 

Overseas Goals

Dominique would like to experience the game overseas, help increase interest in softball globally and explore other parts of the world.  She says, “I have learned and grown a lot since my senior year, and I can’t wait to give it all back to the game. My experiences have made me a better teammate, coach, player, and person. I would love the opportunity to showcase my talents overseas and help grow the game.  I am very social and fit in just about anywhere.  I want to expand my horizons, share what I’ve learned, and help make the players around me better.

 

Articles/Recognitions

 

Specific Skills

  • Hitting Exit Velo: 69 70 70 71 71
  • IF Velo SS-1st: 52 53 55 54 55
  • IF Velo 3rd-1st: 53 54 55 56 56
  • Catching pop up(knees): 1.96 1.82 1.98 1.95 1.79
  • Catching pop up(stand): 2.00 2.01 1.86 1.99 1.98

 

As a teammate

I am very focused on the game and will perform by whatever means necessary. I always have the energy to do my part on the team, and I pursue my role wholeheartedly. When I’m not on the field you can always find me working out at the gym, or working on my swing/mechanics.

I played all four years of college softball, then became a Division I Graduate Assistant Coach. It has been two years since I put a jersey on, but I’ve never been away from the game. As a Graduate Assistant Coach, I perform all the duties of an assistant coach, pitching coach, hitting coach, and I also work closely with catchers. In my spare time, I give back to my community by offering private lessons.

I can take the skills I’ve learned as a coach and use them to be a better player. I have learned and grown a lot since my senior year, and I can’t wait to give it all back to the game. My experiences have made me a better teammate, coach, player, and person. I would love the opportunity to showcase my talents overseas and help grow the game.

 

Experience and Abilities at Secondary Positions

I signed with Yavapai College as a 3rd baseman, and I then became an outfielder full-time. I then transferred to Dodge City Community College and took on the role of starting shortstop or 3rd base. I then transferred to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where I became a catcher. My primary position is catcher because that is where I played during my last two years of college softball. As a leader, that position is perfect for me and it is where I strive. I have confidence behind the plate, and I feel that is where I was always meant to play. But I will play anywhere on the field, with no complaints and I will do so wholeheartedly. I have experience in every position and in all aspects of the game. I am a true utility player.

 

Taking My Career Overseas

I wish to take my career overseas because I feel like I have a great softball IQ, a lot of experience as a player and as a coach, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to succeed as an individual and as a team. I am a very social butterfly, and I fit in just about anywhere. I know what I bring to the table, and I know the love that I have for the game is what has gotten me where I am today. I had an opportunity to play overseas when I graduated in 2019, but I decided not to pursue it. Now I have 2 years of Division I coaching experience and I am ready to expand my horizons, and share my knowledge. I want to play for the experience, but I also want to share what I have learned and help make the players around me better

 

What I Have Been Doing To Prepare 

I am extremely active and go to the gym routinely. If I am not giving private lessons, or in the gym, then I am at the facility taking swings or at the field for defensive practice. I am coaching a college team that has fewer catchers than pitchers, so am also a bullpen catcher when needed. In my last four years of being at UAPB, as a player and a coach, I have always called pitching signs, and have created our wrist bands for pitch and play calling.

 

What I Bring to the Table as a Coach

As a coach, I always tell my players “What you put in, is what you’ll get out.” If you put forth the effort wholeheartedly and you are dedicated to the game, the game will love you back. You can be talented, and the game can come easy to you, but that doesn’t mean that someone isn’t out there working harder than you. At the end of the day, my job as a coach isn’t only to help you become a better softball player, it’s to also help you become a better person. Being a part of a team offers you so many life skills that not many people are fortunate to have. The best thing to do is to take advantage of it while you can and to soak up as much knowledge as possible.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-16 Yavapai College NJCAA - ACCAC Outfielder
2016-17 Dodge City Community College NJCAA - KJCCC Starting SS/3B
2017-19 University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff NCAA DI - SWAC Starting Catcher, Team Captain, Homerun Leader, SWAC Hitter of the Week
Summer 2021 Ghajnsielem Redcoats Women's Fastpitch National Championship Division 1 Staring Catcher, Pitching Coach, Assistant Coach
Summer 2021 Zürich Challengers Swiss National League Division 1 Starting Catcher, 3rd Base, Shortstop, 1st Base

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2011-15 Coach Reedley High School Skills Camp Youth Worked with girls ages 6-12 on fundamentals of softball, hitting mechanics, base running, infield drills, outfield drills.
2015 - Present Private Coach Private Lessons Youth I worked with girls 12 and under on their fundamentals, pitches, hitting drills, catching techniques, and the mental aspect of the game.
2019 - 2021 Graduate Assistant Coach University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff NCAA DI Help fulfill practice plans, worked with hitters, pitchers, catchers, IF/OF, and assisted Coach Bumpers in the recruiting process.
Summer 2021 Player/Coach Ghajnsielem Redcoats Fulfill practice plans, provide pitching lessons, drills, fundamentals, and overall assist Joseph Scicluna in coaching the Redcoats

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2021 Zürich Challengers 6 13 3 5 1 0 1 5 2 3 0 0 .385 .529 .692

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Yavapai 13 11 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .273 .429 .273
2017 Dodge City 25 40 9 9 1 1 1 9 10 17 1 0 .225 .392 .375
2018 Pine Bluff 38 87 14 14 0 0 5 16 17 23 0 0 .161 .315 .333
2019 Pine Bluff 37 88 8 11 1 0 3 14 15 27 3 0 .125 .260 .239

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Michael Bumpers

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Head Softball Coach
bumpersm@uapb.edu

Bettye Ann Freitas

Saint Agnes Hospital, Former Softball Coach

Kristy Woods

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Softball Operations
woodsk@uapb.edu

Additional Info

Playing Preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: N/A

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: N/A

 

Traveling with a companion:

 

Educational background: Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice & Masters of Science in Addiction