NCAA D1 Power Hitting Utility Softball Player/Coach
Name: Dominique Humphrey
DOB: November 21, 1996
Date Available: March 1, 2022
Positions: Coach, 3B, SS, C
Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, Utl, 2B, OF
College: University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
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.”
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
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.
- Dominique Humphrey Signs with Arkansas Pine Bluff
- 2019 Softball Season Recap
- UAPB Student-Athletes Post Another Strong Semester
- 140+ Student-Athletes Earn SWAC All-Academic Honors
- UAPB Coaching Profile – Dominique Humphrey
- Conquistador Athletes Ink National Letter of Intent
- 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.
|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||Women's Fastpitch National Championship Division 1||Fulfill practice plans, provide pitching lessons, drills, fundamentals, and overall assist Joseph Scicluna in coaching the Redcoats|
|April 2022- present||Head Coach - Player/Coach||Ghajnsielem Redcoats||Women's Fastpitch National Championship Division 1||Select players to represent Malta in the European Cup, Fulfill practice plans, provide pitching lessons, drills, fundamentals, and overall assist Joseph Scicluna in coaching the Redcoats|