Dominic Guarnieri is entering his seventh season at the helm of the Oilers men and women’s golf programs during the 2019-20 campaign.
During his time with the Oilers, Guarnieri has experienced great success. He was named the Women's Golf East Region Coach of the Year in 2019 after leading the Oilers to their first regional title and has earned Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Women's Golf Coach of the Year honors twice (2018, 2019) and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's Golf Coach of the Year twice (2015, 2017). He has also led the women's program to four, top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division II National Championship. His women's team has also captured two G-MAC titles (2018, 2019) and one GLIAC title (2017). On the men's side, Guarnieri earned G-MAC Coach of the Year honors in 2018 after leading the program to a G-MAC championship.
Great individual success has come under Guarnieri’s watch as well. The women’s team has had two G-MAC Golfer of the Year awards, one GLIAC Golfer of the Year, four all-Americans, 13 all-region, and 25 all-conference players during his short time with the program. The men’s team meanwhile has had nine players earn all-league honors to go along with one all-region pick.
In 2018-19, Guarnieri led the Oilers women's golf team to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Division II National Championship, their highest ever. They were eighth after 54-holes of stroke play and fell 3-2 in match play to eventual national champion, Florida Southern. The women's team also captured the program's first regional title and won the G-MAC Championship as well. The men meanwhile finished as the runner-up at the conference championship and eventually took 18th at the regional.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Guarnieri led both programs to conference titles and appearances in the NCAA regional. The men's appearance in the regional tournament was their first since qualifying during the 2011-12 campaign.
In 2016-17, Guarnieri led the women's team to a conference title and the men meanwhile earned their first medalist honor since 2014.
In 2015-16, Guarnieri led the women's team to a runner-up finish at the GLIAC Championship. They then went on to take third at the NCAA DII East Regional before taking ninth at the NCAA DII National Championship. He also led the men's team to a tenth place finish at the league championship.
During the 2014-15 campaign, Guarnieri led the women’s team to a second place finish at the GLIAC Championship and NCAA DII East Regional. The team qualified for nationals, where they placed eighth. He also led the men’s squad to a 12th place finish at the conference championship.
In 2013-14, Guarnieri coached the women’s team to a third place finish at both the league championship and regional. The team later finished seventh at the NCAA DII National Championship, their highest finish ever. He also led the men’s team to an 11th place finish at the GLIAC Championship.
Guarnieri was named head coach at the University of Findlay on July 10, 2013. He took over for retired head coach Al Baker, who led both programs for 21 years. He had been serving as an assistant on Baker’s staff during the 2012-13 season.
Guarnieri was a four-year letter winner for the Oilers from 2002-05 and became a graduate assistant coach with the program after his career was over. While serving as a graduate assistant coach from 2005-07, Guarnieri earned his master's of business degree with an emphasis in organizational leadership.
After receiving his graduate degree, Guarnieri became an assistant golf coach at St. Marys Memorial High School for one year before taking over the head coaching position for two years. In his second year, he led the team to their only conference tournament win in school history.
A graduate of St. Marys Memorial, Guarnieri has had a successful playing career as he was the 2010 and 2012 Mercer County Elks Club champion. He also was the 2011 Findlay Country Club champion and was named the 2011 TDGA Player of the Year.