"Malcolm McBride, who was a Yale fullback, was one of the stars of the kicking game in 1899. He sent a long, low punt that was exceedingly hard to handle. It usually struck the ground and bounded some distance before the backs could recover it."
After graduating as part of Yale's class of 1900, McBride returned as the school's head football coach in 1900. McBride's chief adviser as Yale's coach was Walter Camp, and his assistants were Frank Hinkey and Frank Butterworth. McBride coached the 1900 Yale football team to a perfect 12–0 record. The team base been acknowledged as the consensus national champion of the 1900 college football season.
In 1917, McBride was one of the directors of a program on "training camp activities for the promotion of recreative athletics" among soldiers encamped at various locations for participation in World War I.