Alex joined the STLCC coaching staff in 2011 in the first year of STLCC's district-wide program.
In addition to coaching at St. Louis Community College, McDonald was the head coach of the girls team at Belleville East High School from 2010-2012. In 2012, Belleville East post a 17-4-1 record which was the best in school history and he was named coach of the year 2012. He overall career record was 38-24-6.
Alex played college soccer at Oakland University and the University of Kentucky.