Butch Hobson Returns to Lead Dogs in 2019
Rosemont, Ill. – The Chicago Dogs and field manager Butch Hobson announced today Lake Villa native Cory Domel as pitching coach for the team’s 2019 season. Domel will join Hobson and hitting coach D.J. Boston to round out the Dogs’ coaching staff for the 2019 season. The Chicago Dogs season opener at Impact Field in Rosemont is scheduled for May 17, 2019.
“We’re thrilled to enter our 2019 season with Butch Hobson continuing to lead our quest for an American Association championship,” said Chicago Dogs co-owner Shawn Hunter. “The addition of talented pitching coach Cory Domel will help ensure that The Chicago Dogs hit the field with determination and success.”
2019 marks Domel’s 12th season as pitching coach in independent professional baseball. Domel spent the past six seasons in the Atlantic League, serving as pitching coach for the Somerset Patriots (2013-2017) and Sugar Land Skeeters (2018)—winning championships in 2015 and 2018. During his tenure, Domel’s pitching staffs have consistently dominated in all pitching categories including breaking the Atlantic League staff ERA with a 3.04 in 2015. Under Domel’s guidance, more than 50 pitchers have been signed by MLB organizations.
The Lake Villa, Ill. native began his coaching career in 2002 as pitching coach at College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill. Domel assumed head coaching responsibilities in 2005, guiding his club to a 30-20 record and a sectional championship. During the summers of 2004 and 2005, he served as the pitching coach for the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. In 2006, Domel moved on as pitching coach/recruiting coordinator at University of Maine, capturing the conference championship and a NCAA regional berth. In the summer of 2007, he served as bench coach for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots prestigious Alaska Baseball League.
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