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U16 Premier Head Coach - Dominique Nelson

U16 Premier Head Coach - Dominique Nelson


Dominique Nelson is a native of Chicago Heights, IL and attended Thornridge High School where he played basketball and graduated with honors in 2001. Coach Nelson is currently the Head Varsity Coach at Calumet New Tech Coach Nelson and got his basketball start while attending Tennessee State University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Majoring in Psychology and Sociology and then received his Masters of Education in Sports Administration. While at Tennessee State University he got his start as a manager/student assistant with the Women’s Basketball team in 2005. He eventually became a graduate assistant with Tennessee State handling all Basketball Operations, tracking NCAA Compliance, and on campus recruiting.  Nelson has experience working with men and women professional athletes and pre draft camp picks having interned at Attack Athletics and with the Chicago Sky.

Coaching Experience:

•       Calumet New Tech 2015-Pres

•       Tennessee State Women’s Basketball 2005-2007,2009-11

•       Roosevelt University 2013-14 Assistant Coach

•       WNBA Chicago Sky Basketball Operation 2008

•       Tim Grover’s Attack Athletics 2008/2010

•       Thornridge Girls Basketball 2008-09

Coaching Accomplishments:

2015 GSSC Coach of the Year

2018 NWI Times Coach of Year

2018 Post Tribune Coach of the Year

2019 GSSC Coach of the Year

2018 3A Sectional Champs

2018-19 GSSC Conference Champs

Sectional 2019 Sectional Runner Up, 2020 Runner Up


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