Full Name

Russell Craig Domingo


August 30, 1974, Port Elizabeth


49y 297d



Russell Domingo realised in his early 20s that playing cricket was not for him, after he failed to make it at Eastern Province. So he took up coaching and obtained his first qualification at 22. After serving his time in the age-group structures he got his big break in 2005, when Mickey Arthur was appointed national coach. Domingo was appointed Warriors' coach and he employed Gary Kirsten as a consultant while there. Domingo set out a three-year plan for the underperforming franchise and in 2009-10 they won both the 40-over and 20-over competitions. Warriors went on to finish runners-up in the 2010 Champions League. In 2011, when Kirsten was appointed national coach, he named Domingo his assistant with a vision of grooming him to take over. Domingo was named South Africa's T20 coach in December 2012, and succeeded Kirsten in all formats in May 2013. He was South Africa's first coach of colour.
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Head coach Russell Domingo and Taijul Islam, share a light moment
Batting coach James Siddons and head coach Russell Domingo have a word with Nurul Hasan
Bangladesh are a pleased bunch, walking off after securing the ODIs against India 2-0
Jamie Siddons speaks to Russell Domingo during a training session
Russell Domingo and Justin Langer, the two coaches, catch up before the game
Russell Domingo talks to the Bangladesh squad before their second Super 12 match