Short is in his second season on the coaching staff after a lengthy career coaching various sports in local high schools.
Most of his career was spent with the legendary McKinley high school program where he was a long-time assistant coach for the Bulldogs. While there, the Bulldogs made numerous playoff appearances, won two Division I state championships, and one national championship. He also was a basketball coach at Orrville High School before the Bulldogs.
Short played at Heidelberg and has been married to his wife Monica for 32 years. They have four children: Brandon, Bryce, Donald II and Porsha.