Josh McDonald - Baseball (2002-06)
McDonald, originally from Fitzgerald, Ga., completed his playing career at GSW where he earned a degree in Health and Physical Education. He was a four year letterman for the Hurricanes, playing first base and was a three time All-Academic selection. He also helped lead the Hurricanes to two regional appearances in 2005 and 2006.
McDonald enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Georgia Southern baseball program. He works primarily with the catchers and hitters, coaches first base and help coordinate the Eagle Baseball camps.
McDonald was hired at Georgia Southern after working at Louisiana State University Eunice, where he served as hitting instructor, worked with the catchers and held third base coaching responsibilities. In three seasons, the LSUE Bengals went 148-40 and captured a National Championship and a third place finish in the NJCAA Division II National Championship. In his three seasons, he coached numerous players who continued there playing careers at four year universities and several players who have been drafted by Major League Baseball clubs.
In 2011, LSUE finished the season with a 45-15 record and fell one win short of returning to the World Series. The Bengal squad finished the season batting .325 as a team.
In the 2010 season, the Bengals finished with a 52-13 record and the NJCAA Division II National Championship. The Bengal team rounded up the season with a .359 batting average along with several individual records.
In 2009, the Bengal team finished the season with a 51-12 record and a third place finish at the NJCAA Division II World Series. The Bengal hitters batted .368 as a team and set numerous team records for the 2009 season.