Michael MacDonald joined the Tufts staff as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach during the summer 2021. A 2013 graduate of Hamilton College, he had previous coaching stints at Middlebury College (2016-21) and Dickinson College (2015-16). He helped coach the 2019 Middlebury team that won the NESCAC title. A linebacker at Hamilton, he was a two-time All-NESCAC selection who ranked third in the NESCAC with 82 tackles as a senior. He finished his Hamilton career with 301 tackles, one of just two players to post 300 or more for the Continentals.