Becker Taps McDonald to Rebuild Football

Published on Monday, December 24th, 2007

Becker College Athletic Director Frank Millerick  named William “Bill” McDonald head football coach on Monday December 24.

McDonald spent the last ten years at Curry College as the positions coach and most recently the offensive coordinator.

“Becker College is excited to have Bill McDonald on staff” said Millerick. “His time and dedication to Division III football speaks volumes and we think that he is a great fit to guide our program’s future.”

McDonald graduated from the University of New Haven, were he was a wide receiver for the Chargers football team. His first coaching job was back at UNH where he was an advanced scout and assistant coach for five years. He then spent a year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. where he held the same position and several years as a volunteer assistant coach in the high school ranks.

He has played a major role in the recent success of the Curry College football program, helping guide the Colonials to a fifth-consecutive New England Football Conference Championship and a fifth-straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Curry has a 51-3 regular-season record over the past five seasons. McDonald worked with former Curry head coach and New England Patriots Steve Nelson.

“I am enormously thrilled to become the next head football coach at Becker College. Throughout the interview process it was very obvious to me that everyone at Becker College is committed to developing an outstanding Division Three football program.” said McDonald. “It will be an honor to lead that charge. I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Becker finished the 2007 season with a record of 2-7. In the three years of the program their overall record is 2-24. The Hawks currently play an independent schedule but will join the newly sanctioned North Atlantic Conference in 2009.