Christine MacDonald
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Central Michigan
Graduating Year: 1992
Experience: 19 Years
Phone: (989) 774-2029
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Christine MacDonald
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 08/15/2012
Christine MacDonald enters her 20th year as Central Michigan University’s assistant coach and her 10th year as the associate head coach.

Alongside legendary head coach Jerry Reighard, MacDonald has been at the forefront of Chippewa gymnastics over the past two-plus decades. Since coming to CMU as a gymnast in 1987, MacDonald’s duties have expanded and increased with every season.

Reighard and MacDonald have formed a unified front at the helm of CMU gymnastics. Between them, they have a combined 49 years of coaching experience. They form one of the few coaching staffs in the nation that has been together more than 10 years.

During her time on CMU’s staff, MacDonald has been a part of all but one of the Chippewas’ 14 championships – three as an athlete and 11 as a coach.

In the gym, Christine is responsible for the daily workout plans, spotting, nutritional oversight and conditioning programs along with overseeing floor and beam choreography.

Under the guidance of MacDonald, CMU has produced the Mid-American Conference balance beam champion seven of the past 12 years. She has also aided in the coaching of five individual NCAA national qualifiers over the past seven years.

In 2012, en route to the Chippewas’ fourth straight conference title, MacDonald had balance beam performers finish the regular season ranked No. 1, 2, and 3 in the MAC. Sophomore Taylor Noonan posted the conference’s top score in the event for the season, a 9.925.

In 2003, MacDonald was named NCAA Central Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.

Outside of the gym, MacDonald serves as the team’s travel and recruiting coordinator, meet director and summer camp director.

A 1992 graduate of CMU, MacDonald earned a bachelor's degree in interpersonal and public communication.

Christine and her husband, Keith, have three children and reside in Mount Pleasant.