Scott McDonald, all-time leader in coaching wins at RIT, begins his seventh season as the head women's hockey coach at RIT and is eager to lead the squad into its first season as a Division I program.
In 2012, RIT's final season as a Division III program, McDonald
led the Tigers to its first NCAA Championship and a school and NCAA record 28-1-1 mark.
six seasons as head coach at RIT
has compiled an overall record of 135-22-10 and is the Division III all-time leader with a .835 winning percentage.
's all-time leader in coaching victories and earned his
100th win at RIT on Jan. 29, 2011 vs.
He became the second fastest coach in Division III history to reach that milestone (128 games).
, the 2011 ECAC West Coach of the Year, has led the Tigers to three NCAA Division III Tournament berths, and two consecutive ECAC West Championships.
The Tigers have won at least 19 games in each of his
six seasons behind the bench and have won at least 20 games four times.
In 2007-08, despite moving to the toughest conference and playing the hardest schedule in the nation, McDonald
team to a 19-7-0 record with wins over national champion SUNY Plattsburgh, No. 3 Amherst, No. 4 Elmira, and No. 9 Utica
The Tigers set a program record with 12 shorthanded goals.
led the Tigers to a 21-3-2 record in 2008-09; they were ranked second nationally, the highest in program history.
led the Western team to the Gold Medal at the 2010 Empire State Games in Buffalo.
He also served as an assistant coach with the IK Viking Ishockeyklubb's junior team in Sweden.
A 2000 graduate of Niagara University, McDonald played defense for the Purple Eagles - and then coach and former standout RIT defenseman Blaise MacDonald - from 1996-2000.
McDonald later served as an assistant at Utica College for one season before moving to RIT to serve as the assistant coach for the RIT men's hockey program from 2003-06.
put forth an outstanding effort in recruiting talented student-athletes as the men's squad made the leap to Division I in 2005.
, a native of Oakville, Ontario, is set to become the only person in NCAA history to play at the Division I and III level, and coach at both divisions on both the men's and women's sides.
Prior to college, he played in Toronto for the St. Michael's Buzzers and the North York Rangers.
Professionally, McDonald played in Hagfors, Sweden, for the IK Viking Ishockeyklubb.
Prior to that, McDonald
played with the San Angelo (Texas) Outlaws of the Western Professional Hockey League
McDonald earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Niagara University in 2000.