Doug McDannald joined the SIUE track and field coaching staff in the fall of 2018.
McDannald comes to SIUE from Utah State where he was a volunteer assistant coach. He spent two seasons coaching the Aggies sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. In the two-year span at Utah State, he coached eight Mountain West Conference champions, four NCAA Championship qualifiers and two USATF Championships qualifiers.
Prior to Utah State, McDannald was an assistant track and field coach at Eastern Illinois. At EIU, he coached 40 Ohio Valley Conference champions, including the 2014 OVC Male Athlete of the Year.
McDannald was a volunteer assistant coach for the Illinois men’s track and field team for the 2012-13 season. With the Fighting Illini, he coached four Big Ten Conference champions.
He competed as a member of the University of Southern California’s track and field team. McDannald ran the 400m, 400 hurdles and the 4x4 relay with the Trojans. He was a member of the USC track and field team who won the 2003 Pac-10 team title and finished third at the NCAA Championships.
McDannald is a certified USATF level two sprints, hurdles and jumps coach and previously held NSCA-CPT Certification.
He graduated cum laude from Utah State in 2018 with a master’s in exercise science. McDannald earned his bachelors magna cum laude in exercise science from Eastern Illinois in 2016.
McDannald and his wife Janna have a daughter, Olivia.