News @ Noon: Chisholm’s Bob McDonald Recaps his Long Career in a New Book [AUDIO]
CHISHOLM - A legendary Minnesota high school boys basketball coach has a new book. Chisholm's Bob McDonald's book is titled "Travels and Tribulations: A Coach's Journey". He says he's always written a diary, and the book is about more than just his 59 years in coaching.
McDonald says, while basketball has been a big part of most of his life, he realizes it's just a sport.
McDonald's teams made 11 trips to the state tournaments in his 59 years in coaching.
McDonald's teams won three state championships.
He began is coaching career in 1954 in McGregor. After four years there, he coached for two years in Barnum. Then, he took over for his dad at Chisholm. He also coached track for just as many years as basketball.
McDonald says the three-point shot is the biggest than that has changed the sport over the years. He says he's not a fan of the four class system, because he always wanted to take on the best teams whatever class they were in. He thinks a two class system would have been sufficient.
McDonald retired at the end of last season with more than 1,000 coaching wins. He says, besides promoting his new book, he's spending the winter going to games and watching his kids coach and his grand kids play basketball.