DEARBORN, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn is excited to announce the hiring of Domenic Policicchio III as the new men's basketball head coach.
"I am very excited to welcome Domenic to UM-Dearborn Athletics. His tremendous ability to develop student-athletes both on and off the court will not only benefit UM-Dearborn Athletics but also benefit the entire UM-Dearborn community", says interim Athletics Director Bryan Earl.
Domenic has been a part of many basketball programs over the last 14 years including: the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), Catholic High School League (CHSL), and as the Head Coach of the 17u Legacy Sports Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) program. In addition, Domenic was an assistant coach at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory High School. The Eaglets of St. Mary's began the season ranked #1 team in the state and #17 in the country by USA Today and Basketball Prep. He assisted in leading St. Mary's to a 14-1 record, Catholic High School League co-divisional championship, District Championship, Regional Championship, and the first Quarterfinal appearance for the team since 2012.
Prior to coaching at Orchard Lake St. Mary's, Domenic helped lead the 2016 Ladywood Blazers to their first district championship since 2012. He helped the program to an overall mark of 18-23, overcoming a 1-24 record just one year before joining the coaching staff.
Before beginning his coaching career, Domenic graduated from Dearborn Divine Child (Class of 2011). Domenic played basketball for Schoolcraft College. He earned his Associate of Business Administration degree there and was on the Dean's List. Following his stint at Schoolcraft, he transferred to Walsh College. There he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management.
Domenic is known for being passionate, determined, and positive. He spends a lot of time giving back to the community by sitting on various state and local boards and volunteering at local food drives. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle which is evident in his dedication to working out and staying active. Domenic works in Big Tech and currently lives in Westland with his golden retriever dog, Mozzie.