Shaughn McDonald

Shaughn McDonald is currently the Director of Volleyball Operations and Technical Coordinator for the University of Houston volleyball program. McDonald was recently added to the UH staff in April of 2023

Prior to the University of Houston, Shaughn McDonald was most recently the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at his Alma Mater, Saint Francis University (PA). While at Saint Francis McDonald helped lead the Red Flash to their first post season appearance in seven years. McDonald coached four of All-Conference honorees, including NEC Player of the Year, Madi Tyus and NEC Rookie of the Year Maggie Hogan.

McDonald joined the Red Flash after a stint at the University of Pittsburgh as the Interim Director of Volleyball Operations, where he worked closely with the women's volleyball team with their day-to-day operations. McDonald was previously a volunteer assistant at Pitt for the 2018 season where he helped the program to its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in 2018.

Prior to his most recent time at Pitt, McDonald worked at The University of South Florida as the Director of Volleyball Operations, assisting with the daily operations of the volleyball program, scouting and DataVolley operations.

Across the years McDonald has worked in the club volleyball scene with stints at Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association, St. Pete Volleyball Club (Fla.) and Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas (AVA).

A native of Pittsburgh, Penn., McDonald graduated from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sports Management, where he was a member of the Men's Volleyball Program from 2014-2018.