(Miles City, MT) Scott McDonald, former Miles Community College Men's Basketball standout, has been named as a 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee. McDonald, who now resides in Helena, Montana, was a MCC Pioneer from 1970-1972 and achieved numerous accomplishments during his basketball career at Miles Community College.
McDonald currently holds the record for all-time leading men's scorer at MCC, with 1,283 points from 1970-1972. He averaged 27.2 points a game during his sophomore season, which is currently the standing record for best average in a year at MCC. McDonald also holds the MCC record for rebounds in a season with 501 and rebounds in a game with 29. McDonald also achieved records for free throws made and attempted in a single season.
McDonald attended high school at Custer County District High School in Miles City, Montana where he was active in sports, including football and golf, as well as basketball. He graduated in 1970 and was offered a basketball scholarship at Miles Community College. After two years at MCC, he furthered his education at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where he also continued to play college basketball. McDonald graduated from MSU with Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Physical Education and a minor in Business Education. He was a graduate assistant for the MSU men's team for three years. He went on to receive his Master's Degree from MSU in Business Education with a minor in Secondary School Administration.
In 1979, McDonald began a tenure within the Bozeman School District in Bozeman, Montana that lasted 25 years. He served as a teacher for 10 of those years and taught within the Business and Physical Education departments. He also served as the athletic director for 15 years.
In 2004, McDonald began working for the Montana High School Association. He served as the rules interpreter and staff liaison for volleyball, basketball, cross-country, and track and field. McDonald also served a four-year term on the basketball rules committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations. He retired at the age of 63 after eleven years of work for the MHSA.
McDonald and his wife, Kathy, are currently retired and living in Helena, Montana.