Scott Donaldson
Scott Donaldson
Title: Head Coach - Football
Phone: 419.448.2178
Email: sdonalds@heidelberg.edu

Career Synopsis

  • The 2019 season is Donaldson's 16th season as a member of the football staff at Heidelberg and fourth as head coach
  • Promoted to head football coach on December 4, 2015
  • Served as defensive coordinator from 2011-15
  • Received OAC Assistant Coach of Year award after 2012 campaign

2018

  • Coached the Student Princes to a 5-5 (4-5 OAC) record
  • Mentored the efforts of All-American punter Austin Baker
  • Guided Austin Baker and Zach Blackiston to All-Region honors
  • Under his leadership, seven were named All-OAC, and 11 selected as Academic All-OAC

2017

  • Coached the Berg to a 7-3 (6-3 OAC) record
  • Mentored 12 All-OAC and five All-Region honorees
  • Guided Brock Riggs, Austin Baker, Cameron Vocke, and Austin Crow to All-American honors
  • Led Academic All-American Tyler Hunter and Piesman Trophy winner Brock Riggs

2016

  • Coached Heidelberg to a 6-4 (6-3 OAC) record in his first season as head coach
  • Led the Student Princes to a 45-14 win over Ohio Northern in its first ever night game on campus
  • Mentored All-Americans Demetrius Magee and Austin Crow
  • Guided four all-region selections and 12 All-OAC honorees
  • Coached CoSIDA Academic All-District selection Tyler Hunter

2015

  • Served as defensive coordinator as the Student Princes went 5-5
  • Coached four All-OAC players
  • Berg defense ranked 16th in nation in interceptions with 19

2014

  • Served as defensive coordinator as the Student Princes went 8-2
  • Coached four All-OAC players
  • Berg defense ranked 3rd in OAC in points allowed per game

2013

  • Oversaw the defense for the 8-2 Student Princes
  • Defensive unit ranked 4th in OAC in points per game
  • Mentored four players to All-OAC performances, including All-American and OAC Paul Hoernemann Award winner Ben Poirier

2012

  • Won OAC Assistant Coach of the Year in second season as defensive coordinator
  • Stout defense helped vault Heidelberg to 9-2 record and first trip to NCAA playoffs
  • Allowed just 16.9 points per game, finished third in OAC and top 20 nationally
  • Coached linebacker Craig Sykes -- a Gagliardi Trophy finalist, D3football.com All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Saw eight defensive players earn All-OAC honors
  • Unit recorded two shutouts

2011

  • Promoted to defensive coordinator prior to the season
  • Under his direction, defense moved from 10th to 4th in the conference in points per game, and from 9th to 6th in yards per game

2007-2010

  • Worked as a full-time defensive assistant coach for Heidelberg
  • Helped rebuild the defense, which went  from the bottom of the OAC to the top half

2004-2006

  • Served as a graduate assistant at Heidelberg

Collegiate Experience

  • 2004 graduate of SUNY Brockport
  • As an outside linebacker, led the Eagles to the NCAA Division III playoffs three times

Personal

  • Native of the Buffalo, NY, area
  • Resides in Tiffin with his wife, Kelly, and children, Connor and Emma