Donald started coaching football in 1996 at Bangor Rangers as an assistant to the Manager of the under 10 team. He was involved with the team right up to under 15.
He has completed all his coaching qualifications right up to the UEFA Pro Diploma. He has also managed East Antrim youth league for 3 years as Chairman and qualified as a referee.
He coached at Lisburn Distillery Football Club for 10 seasons, starting off as a coach of the under 18 team, then reserve team manager and eventually fitness coach for the first team. The club played in the Irish Premier League. He was Manager / Head Coach for the County Down Milk Cup Premier Team (under 17) for three years. The team won the British Telecom Trophy in the first year. He was also Head Coach for three different professional football clubs in Nigeria over a period of four years. He was awarded Coach of the Year by the Sports Writer's Association of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter in 2012.
He has a keen interest in coach education and has been involved at Glenavon Football Club as coaches mentor.
Donald is currently Head of Year for the 2005's and Frame Football at TW Braga.