On December 11th 2017, Ian McDonald became Victory’s Director of Coaching. Coach McDonald has been coaching with Victory since 1991 shortly after the club was established.
A native of Newcastle, England, McDonald has been coaching soccer at different levels for over 24 years. He is a past member of the PA West Olympic Development coaching staff and holds a NSCAA Advanced Coaching Diploma and USSF Certification. He earned a bachelor’s in health and physical education from Davis & Elkins and a master’s degree in education from East Stroudsburg.
A former pro player with the Pittsburgh Stingers of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL), McDonald also played in one of the top amateur leagues in northern England from 1976 through 1981.
Coach McDonald has been the head men's soccer coach at Washington & Jefferson College since 1991. Coach McDonald has helped W&J claim three Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships (2003, 2004, 2007). The Presidents have competed in seven of the last 13 PAC Tournament Championship matches. Coach McDonald’s career record stands at 235-205-40 (.531) entering the 2017 season.