Who We Are

Domingo Mota

Director of Mentoring Initiatives

domingom@lakeave.org

Domingo is the son of legendary Dodger player and coach Manny Mota. His Dad’s career gave him and his other seven siblings the opportunity to experience life in their native land, the Dominican Republic, and the Los Angeles area.

After finishing high school in the Dominican Republic, Domingo started his college education as well as his pursuit of a professional baseball career at Cañada College in Redwood City, California. He received a baseball scholarship to Cal State Fullerton where he participated in the 1990 College World Series.  Upon his return to Los Angeles, he was drafted by the Dodgers to begin his five-year baseball career. After a very successful two years with the Dodgers, he was plagued with injuries. He went on to play for three years with the Kansas City Royals and had a short stint with the Cincinnati Reds

Soon after retiring from the sport he began to teach at a baseball academy. It was at that point when he developed a love and passion for  youth. He was hired as the Youth and Recreation Director and later became the Executive Director for a non-profit in the San Fernando Valley.

Domingo had focused on Exercise Science while attending Cal State Fullerton, as well as Cal State Los Angeles and the University of Memphis during the off-season, but then enrolled at The Master’s College to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management.

In addition to LACF, Domingo is the pastor of Winds of Hope Ministries, a Fatherhood Facilitator for Youth Speak Collective, a personal trainer, and is also involved with Community Christian College. During baseball season Domingo serves as the Chaplain for the Spanish-speaking Dodger players.

Domingo is married to his precious Dominican wife, Vivian, a third grade teacher. They have three beautiful girls. He enjoys hiking, exercising, reading, watching baseball, and helping others live joyful, purposeful, and free lives in Christ.