Steve Domin has served Carthage College as Director of Soccer Operations, the Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach, and Instructor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at different points over the years. His guidance has made the Red Men and Lady Reds consistent winners. The Naperville, Ill. native continues to bring enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic to the lakeshore campus, helping him earn College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Coach of the Year honors on several occasions. Domin was named CCIW/Joe Bean “Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year” in 1996, 2007, 2011, and 2016. His 2007, 2011, and 2016 teams won CCIW titles, the 2008, 2011, 2015, and 2016 teams won CCIW Tournament Titles, and all qualified for the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championships. In Domin’s tenure, the Carthage men’s team has qualified 14 times out of the last 16 years for the CCIW Men’s Soccer Tournament (since inception), including 10 in a row from 2002 to 2013.
Coach Domin holds a combined 379-227-47 overall record. Under his direction, Carthage has produced more than 100 All-CCIW performers, 58 All-State of Wisconsin Collegiate performers, 29 All-Midwest players, three NCAA All-Americans, multiple Conference championships and multiple CCIW Player and Coach of the Year Honors. In 2011, 2015, and 2016 Coach Domin was named the State’s Collegiate Coach of the Year. Carthage teams have been ranked in the top 10 by the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) Regional & National Committee on several occasions (1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017), and have competed in the NCAA National Championships. In 2014, Coach Domin and the men’s soccer team eclipsed the 200 win plateau defeating perennial power Wheaton College (the NCAA National Runner-up), and is one of a handful of coaches to have surpassed 375 NCAA wins combined.
He is one of the Directors of Coaching for the local area select club programs, holds an Advanced United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) National License and a “USSF” National coaching license, served on the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Championship Selection Committee, and is a full-time teacher in Carthage’s Exercise and Sport Science Department.
Coach Domin is the Managing Director and Developer of the Carthage College Soccer Camps, widely recognized as one of the premier soccer camps in the Midwest in size, shape and scope. The curriculum includes a network of NCAA and NAIA college, accomplished high school and top club coaches which annually attracts nearly 1,000 campers. This vehicle affords Carthage Soccer to have a national reach on and off the field. Carthage annually travels to top soccer destinations across America competing and training with elite teams and programs at the MLS, Division I & II, Academy and Professional levels. Many of Carthage Soccer Players have been featured on PDL and USL soccer teams.
While coaching the men’s team, Domin coached the Carthage Women’s Soccer Team from 1995 to 2004, compiling a 130-59-9 in 10 years (.680 winning percentage, ranked 35th all-time in the NCAA), winning a CCIW Championship in 2001 and earning conference “co-coach of the year” honors. In 2004, Domin engineered the largest CCIW program turn-around with a record of 16-5 and 6-1 in league play. The 2001 team he coached still stands as tops with a 17-2 overall record in the NCAA.
Coach Domin is a native of Naperville, Ill., attended Naperville North High School and was named Daily Herald all-state in baseball, and played varsity soccer for legendary Coach Dave Bucher. He graduated from Carthage in 1993, majoring in Exercise and Sport Science and Business Administration, and received his Master’s in Education, and specializing in Guidance & Counseling, also from Carthage in 1995. Domin played for the Naperville Soccer Association and stints with the Chicago Magic Soccer Club before playing and captaining Carthage’s 1991-93 soccer teams.
He also had a four-year playing career for the Carthage Baseball Team. A two-year team captain, he compiled a .332 career batting average as the Red Men’s second baseman and was named to the NCAA Central Region all-tournament team as a junior and senior. He holds a Carthage career record with only 24 strikeouts in over 450 at bats (highlighted in the NCAA as the “toughest to strike out” category), batted .414 in 1992, .404 in 1993 and was part of Carthage’s first College World Series teams. Steve has coached both men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, and as graduate assistant served as a manager and as game support staffer in football, basketball, swimming and track & field, all at Carthage.
Steve and his wife, Stephanie, the Carthage women’s coach for both cross country and track and field, live in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., with their sons Ty and T.J.
“It has always been about the student-athletes,” explains Coach Domin. “They are the ones building, sharing and competing everyday for each other and for our College. We pride ourselves on a foundation of experiences, successes, and on the futures of players while they are at Carthage and beyond. As a staff, our goal is to put student-athletes in situations where they can succeed and be challenged, allow them to decision make, and then ultimately try to stay out of their way. Deeper, we are hyper proud our athletes’ success off the field, in the community, and in the classroom have equaled the product on the field.”
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Steve Domin has served Carthage College as Director of Soccer Operations, the Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach, and Instructor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at different points over the years. His guidance has made the Red Men and Lady Reds consistent winners. The Naperville, Ill. native continues to bring enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic to the lakeshore campus, helping him earn College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Coach of the Year honors on several occasions
Head Men’s Soccer Coach; Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science
- M.Ed. — Guidance and Counseling, Carthage College
- B.A. — Business Administration, Carthage College
- B.A. — Exercise & Sport Science, Carthage College
COURSES TAUGHT AT CARTHAGE:
EXSS010 Concepts of Physical Fitness
EXSS101 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS105 Theory and Practice of Team & Individual Sports
EXSS108 Introduction to Health & Wellness
EXSS301 Test & Measurements (Statistics)
EXSS320 Exercise, Health and Promotion
EXSS350 Field Placement in Exercise & Sport Science
EXSS425 Supervision of Fitness & Sport
Organizational & Administration of Sport
RELATED COURSES & ACTIVITIES FACILITATED:
Game Management, Carthage College
WYSA License Courses
NISOA National Official Courses
USSF State Official Courses
NSCAA Completed Courses: Regis University (CO), Boca Raton Academy (FL), Kenosha (WI)
WBCA and ABCA (Double Play, Augie Schmidt)
Carthage College Hall of Fame Banquet, Inductees L. Romoser, M. Domin, T. Melendy
KASL, Training Concepts, Club Development and Lesson Planning
Southeast United, Club Development
5 Star Soccer Camps
Wheaton Warrenville Soccer Program
Resident Life/D.O.S. (Assistant Hall Director, Programming)
Motivation of Student-Athletes, Recruitment Applications, Competition Environments, Leadership in Task-Oriented Studies, Community Service
United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) www.unitedsoccercoaches.org
Phi Epsilon Kappa www.phiepsilonkappa.org
Carthage College Alumni Council
Chaired NCAA/NSCAA All-America/All-Region
NCAA National Selection Committee (Men and Women)
NCAA Site Director for NCAA Championships (Univ. Wisconsin, @ UWP, Wheaton)
Battle on Border Development
Carthage Golf Outing
Leading the Way Campaign Captain
Carthage Giving Day
Grants and Awards
CCIW Tournament Champions 2008, 2011 & 2015
NCAA Soccer Championships 2007 - 2011
Highest NCAA Ranking 4th, 2007
NCAA Regionally Ranked: 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
“An Investigation of Positive Reinforcement as a Stimulus to Motivate Student-Athletes”
Carthage College, 1995
Oversight: Dr. A. Landry, Dr. R. Bonn (Committee Chairs), Mr. K. Eickholdt
What students say
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