Dominique Duck joined the Valpo women's basketball program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2021 and enters her third season on staff in 2023-24.
The 2022-23 season saw Valpo earn the first win in program history over perennial MVC power Missouri State. The Beacons also won three consecutive road games in Valley play, the first time the program accomplished that feat against three different opponents since 2007.
In her first season on campus, Duck helped lead Valpo to a 9-9 mark in MVC play and a sixth-place finish in the conference standings, both of which match the program's bests since joining the Valley. The Beacons registered the first win at Drake and the first win at Bradley in program history. Valpo swept the season series over Drake, the program's first two wins ever against the Bulldogs. The Beacons also tallied four top-100 wins within Valley play.
Duck arrived at Valpo after a five-year stint at Morehead State, where she was associate head coach for the last three seasons. In her time on staff, the Eagles posted a trio of 20-win seasons — the first time in program history MSU won 20 or more games in three consecutive seasons. Included in that stretch was a 24-win campaign in 2018-19, the program’s watermark in the modern era.
Duck helped lead Morehead State to WNIT appearances in 2016-17 and 2018-19 — the first two WNIT berths in program history. The latter appearance featured a first-round victory over Ohio State for the program’s first-ever postseason win. In her five years with the Eagles, Duck helped mentor five All-OVC players, including three First Team selections.
Prior to her tenure at Morehead State, Duck spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Chowan, helping the Hawks to a 20-9 record — the first 20-win season in program history. The Hawks advanced to the semifinals of the CIAA Tournament and earned a spot in the NCAA Atlantic/East Regional.
From 2011 through 2015, Duck gained experience as an AAU head coach and as a high school assistant coach. Her first coaching stop out of college came as a graduate assistant at Slippery Rock for the 2010-11 season.
A 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Duck was a standout on the hardwood for the Lady Toppers. She scored 1,344 points in her time in the WKU uniform and ranks second in program history in career games played and ninth in blocked shots. A two-time All-Sun Belt honoree, Duck was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Sun Belt Tournament. In 2013, Duck was one of 10 Lady Topper alums named to the All-Diddle Arena Team, honoring the best WKU players in the 50-year history of the arena.