Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue (born May 21, 1962)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Penn Quakers
Current conference: Ivy League
Cornell record: 146-138 (.514)
Boston College record: 54-76 (.415)
Penn record: 95-80 (.543)
Overall record: 295-294 (.501)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2018)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (2010)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • Ivy League Regular Season Champion:  4  (2008, 2009, 2010, 2018)
  • Ivy League Tournament Champion:  1  (2018)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-present Penn
2010-2014 Boston College
2000-2010 Cornell
1990-2000 Penn (asst)
1988-1990 Philadelphia (asst)

Steve Donahue Facts

  • Steve Donahue
  • Born May 21, 1962
  • Hometown: Springfield Township, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Ursinus College (BA, 1984)
  • Played a Division III Ursinus (PA) before starting his coaching career in 1984 as an assistant at Springfield HS (PA)
  • Spent one season as an assistant at Monsignor Bonner HS (PA) under future Lafayette head coach Fran O’Hanlon
  • After two years assisting at Philadelphia, Donahue joined Fran Dunphy‘s staff at Penn in 1990
  • Ten seasons later, Donahue became a head coach – he coached the Cornell Big Red for ten seasons, building the program into a consistent winner
    • Won three straight Ivy League titles and took the program to the Sweet Sixteen of the 2010 NCAA Tournament
  • Spent four years as the head coach at Boston College, going to the NIT in 2011 but failing to reach the postseason in his remaining three seasons
  • Took a year off and then returned to Penn in 2015 as the Quakers’ new head coach
  • Along with his wife, Pamela, has four children

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