Donald McDonald (footballer)
|Full name||Donald McDonald|
|Date of birth||10 May 1962|
|Original team(s)||St. Brendan's|
|Height / weight||191 cm / 97 kg|
|Position(s)||Ruck, key position|
|1982–1992||North Melbourne||155 (165)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1992.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2004.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Recruited from St. Brendan's, McDonald debuted with the North Melbourne Football Club in the VFL in 1982. He was a tall player who could play key position or in the ruck, and in 1984 won the Kangaroos' leading goalkicker award. He played in the VFL until 1992, having amassed 155 games and 165 goals.
In 2004, McDonald took over from Peter Schwab when he was sacked from the Hawthorn Football Club coaching job late in the season following a dismal season. He was promoted from assistant coach to caretaker, with four matches left to go. Hawthorn won two of them. but was not retained for the 2005 season, instead, Alastair Clarkson took over the top job. McDonald became assistant coach at his old club, North Melbourne Kangaroos, for the 2005 season. McDonald's Luke was drafted by North Melbourne as a father-son recruit in 2013 National Draft with 8th pick.
- Donald McDonald's statistics from AFL Tables