Scott Donaldson returns for his 10th season on the coaching staff at Heidelberg and his third as defensive coordinator.
Under his direction, the Heidelberg defense has evolved from one of the most porous in the conference into one of the stingiest.
Donaldson’s fast and aggressive defense held the opposition’s offense scoreless three times during the 2012 season. The defensive unit recorded 37 sacks, snared 22 interceptions and logged 91 tackles for a loss. Across the country, the Student Prince defense finished in the top 20 in fewest points allowed.
For his efforts, Donaldson was named OAC Assistant Coach of the Year. He became the third ‘Berg coach to win the award during Mike Hallett’s tenure as head coach, joining Jeff Filkovski (2007) and the late Jason Bendekovic (2010).
He coached linebacker Craig Sykes, a two-time Capital One Academic All-American winner and 2012 Gagliardi Trophy finalist.
Originally from Tonawanda, New York, Donaldson is a graduate of SUNY Brockport. As an outside linebacker, he led the Eagles to the NCAA Division III playoffs three times.
Donaldson and his wife Kelly reside in Tiffin. They have two children, Connor and Emma.