Mark McDonough joined Mark Raymond's staff in May of 2017 after six seasons of coaching at Ithaca College. From 2011 to just prior to coming to Williams, McDonough served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Bombers.
Three times the Bombers led the Liberty Conference in scoring defense (2011, 2013 & 2016). Ithaca finished second in scoring defense in 2014 and 2015 and in 2012 the Bombers were third.
During the 2012 season, McDonough was called upon to serve as the Interim Head Coach at Ithaca for four games.
Prior to joining the Ithaca staff, McDonough coached for seven seasons (2005-11) at Holy Cross, where he coached the inside linebackers for five years and the outside linebackers for one year. He also coached the special teams and served as the film/video coordinator for the Crusaders.
McDonough's first intercollegiate coaching opportunity was at Springfield College from 2003 to the spring of 2004, where he coached the Pride's inside linebackers and taught the principles of the 3-4 defense.
Additionally, McDonough was the linebackers coach for the USA Football team that won the gold meal at the 2014 World Championships played in Kuwait.
McDonough played linebacker at Ithaca College and earned Third Team All-America honors, played in the 2001 Aztec Bowl vs. Mexico, and he ended his Ithaca career ranked sixth all-time in tackles.
A 2002 graduate of Ithaca McDonough earned a B.S. in Sports Management and in 2014 he earned an M.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration from Springfield College.