Dustin Suiter enters his third season as a Red Raider assistant coach. Previously he spent several years working as a private softball and baseball instructor as a co-owner of his own softball/baseball academy (with wife Amy). Suiter works with Tech on offense, infield defense and vision training, along with assisting in recruiting. He helps players improve through extensive use of video and has helped Texas Tech move forward with many technological advances in this area. In his first season with Tech, the team improved its overall batting average by more than 30 percentage points. Additionally, he is instrumental in guiding the program during its facilities upgrade projects.
Suiter's specialization in the areas of hitting, infield defense and vision training at softball and baseball camps in the Seattle area for nearly a decade made him an ideal choice of former coach Teresa Wilson when she hired him prior to the 2007 season. Suiter also served as a coach with the ASA U-18 Panthers in Washington, where he was responsible for offense.
Prior to getting into coaching on a full-time basis, the Burlington, Wash., native played baseball while attending Lower Columbia Community College. One of the deciding factors in luring Suiter to Tech is its Engineering program, where he has returned to complete his degree in mechanical engineering.