(9-23-21) The 2022 McDonald’s All American Games is back and will return to Chicago this March to celebrate its 45th anniversary. In 1977, McDonald’s selected the best high school basketball players in the country and named them to the first McDonald’s All American Team. Since then, 1,536 high school athletes have proudly worn the iconic jersey and we’ll continue that legacy by opening the call for nominations.  

Beginning today, we will officially begin the process of identifying the 4 Head Coaches for the game.


Nomination criteria includes:  

  • 20+ years coaching at the High School level
  • Cannot be retired and is currently coaching at the High School Level
  • Involved in the community in a positive way

  To assist you with the process, an online nomination form is available.   Click Here To Nominate A Deserving High School Coach


******Please note that with the nomination you will need to submit the high school coach’s bio and resume at the time of submission.

******The nomination period will close on Dec. 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST. In order to be considered for the 2022 McDonald’s All American Games, a candidate must have their nomination submitted by this date.   

Finally, as you may know, the primary goal of the McDonald’s All American Games is to support Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). Since their inception, the Games have benefitted RMHC through its network of local Chapters. At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide comfort and compassion to families with sick children so they are fully supported and able to be a part of their children’s care.  

For more information about the McDonald’s All American Games, please visit mcdaag.com or follow @McDAAG on Twitter and Instagram.     Thank you for your continued support of the McDonald’s All American Games. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.