A graduate of Frostburg College, Carl Donald began his teaching career with the Frederick County Public Schools in 1960. During his 30-year tenure, he was a teacher, associate principal, principal, and county supervisor. Playing baseball most of his young life, Donald naturally continued this sport in his college years, where he had a career batting average over .300 and was a starter at shortstop and pitcher all four years. As a charter member of the Frederick County Football Officials, Donald officiated for 22 years and as commissioner was responsible for scheduling, training, and mentoring officials. He was a respected liaison to tri-county coaches, teams, administrators, and school systems. As facilitator for athletic functions, Donald has exhibited a degree of success that would be difficult to equal.