Rochester Institute of Technology women’s coach Scott McDonald served a one-game suspension last Saturday (Dec. 3) that was imposed by the school for initiating an alleged altercation during a men’s recreational game on Dec. 1.
McDonald, in his sixth season at RIT, was not behind the Tigers’ bench on Saturday. RIT, ranked No. 1 in Division III, defeated Chatham, 14-1.
McDonald was arrested, but not charged after he allegedly punched an opponent during a men’s league game at Thomas Creek Arena in Fairport, N.Y.
McDonald self-reported the incident to school officials last Friday and was suspended for Saturday’s contest. McDonald has since been reinstated.
“After a review of the alleged incident, we have reinstated Scott McDonald to his coaching position with the RIT women’s ice hockey team,” said RIT director of athletics Lou Spiotti. “Mr. McDonald and the rest of our coaching staff are well aware of the high standards to which we are all held accountable and will be more mindful of such as we go forward.”
RIT (10-0) travels to Trinity and Amherst this weekend for its final games before the holiday break.