Coach McDonald was born and raised in Hopkinsville Kentucky, playing four years at Hopkinsville High School. During his freshman year, McDonald averaged 17 points, 5 assists, and 5 steals per game, helping the team to a 12-8 record. After Hopskinsville hired a new coach, McDonald averaged between 10 and 12 PPG for the rest of his high school career. Coach McDonald earned an Associate in Arts from South Central Community Technical College in 2013. McDonald continued his education by receiving a Bachelors in Sports Management from Western Kentucky University. After finishing up at WKU, McDonald pursued and earned a Master's in Sports Administration from Tennessee State University.
With fours years of coaching experience under his belt, McDonald has learned from some of the best in the game. He interned at Tennessee State University under Coach Brian “Penny” Collins while also interning with Nashville’s Star Basketball Club AAU organization. After being an assistant coach for two years under Lance Akridge, Coach McDonald now is the head coach of his own team within the Stars organization and under his first year, he led his team to an 18-6 record
following 15-15, and 17-13 records in consecutive seasons. Currently, he is also an assistant coach at Ellis Middle School in Hendersonville, Tennessee under the direction of Bobby Moore. One of the greatest lessons Mcdonald has learned along his journey is that “Anything is possible through hard work and consistency!” He is a driven basketball trainer and coach who helps his clients with confidence, developing skillsets, and breaking stage fright. Coach McDonald knows that having consistent patience with his clients who are in the developmental stage is what sets him apart from his competitors.
Coach McDonald is thankful to have been raised by his great grandparents because he believes they are the people who helped him find God at an early age. At age 7, Coach McDonald woke up one morning to express to his great-grandma that he believes Jesus Christ died on the cross for his sins and he wanted to be baptized. McDonald’s great-grandma was so excited to call other family members to tell them. Coach McDonald believes finding God at such a young age has helped him push through many adversities.
Most Go Mode 270 camps are 3-5 hours long and fees vary depending on location and length.
Camps are non-refundable once a client has signed up and paid their fee unless Coach McDonald cancels the camp for personal reasons. If so, money will be returned on the same day as a cancellation.
Special rates are available after you purchase multiple trainings.
You can expect improvement from your child in body control, ball-handling, shooting, and passing.
Go Mode 270 camps will offer lessons on leadership, coachability, composure, poise, increasing all-around skillset, being a great teammate, and having a winning attitude.
There is no skill level requirement. We work with beginners.
3v3 and/or 5v5 games will be available depending on the size of the camp.
You want to make sure your child is wearing the proper basketball shoes. Usually, high tops are a great option.
Camps usually cost between $55-$65 depending on the size and time length of the camp.
At this time we are only offering day camps. (Please bring your own lunch)
Yes. We follow the same COVID-19 guidelines provided by the City of Hopkinsville.
Registration deadlines are set for the start date of each specific camp. (Early morning, before the first whistle blows)
Camps are available during most school breaks and sessions are available for both beginners and advanced athletes.
Training is open to all demographics.
GoMode270 provides small group and one on one training sessions.
Sportsplex Hopkinsville and outdoors at the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County.