Originally from Gower, Missouri, Coach McDonald received his education from Northwest Missouri State University where he also played baseball. His coaching experience began in 2009 when he led the KC Athletics to the 12u USSSA Global World Series Championship. His coaching career also included work as an assistant at Northwest Missouri State, but was short-lived as he left coaching to answer the call to go into ministry and lead Faith Baptist Church of Bedford Iowa. Now a full-time Bible teacher and Campus Chaplain at SJCS, he is an avid outdoorsman and Boston Red Sox fan. A lover of BBQ and ice cream, Coach McDonald married Beth McDonald the summer of 2017.