Billy Donlon

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Billy Donlon
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team Michigan
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1977-02-10) February 10, 1977 (age 40)
Northbrook, Illinois
Playing career
1996–1999 UNC Wilmington
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999–2000 American (asst.)
2000–2001 St. Peters (asst.)
2001–2006 UNC Wilmington (asst.)
2006–2010 Wright State (assoc. HC)
2010–2016 Wright State
2016–present Michigan (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 93–87 (.517)
Accomplishments and honors
Horizon League Coach of the Year (2013)

William Joseph "Billy" Donlon (born February 10, 1977) is an American college basketball assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team.

Billy Donlon was promoted to head coach at Wright State on April 14, 2010 after spending the past four years as the team's associate head coach under the former head coach, Brad Brownell. Previous to that Donlon spent four years as Brownell's assistant at UNCW, where he played his college basketball. Donlon replaced Brownell who had accepted the position of head basketball coach at Clemson University the day before.

Wright State athletic director Bob Grant said: “Coach Donlon brings not only an ability to continue what has been laid in place but also a wealth of basketball knowledge and expertise to his new position. We are confident that Billy will continue building our program and take Raider basketball to another level of success.”

On May 4, 2016, Donlon was named assistant head coach for the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team.[1]

Donlon, Northbrook, Illinois native, has played professionally in France, Germany and Ireland before becoming a coach.

Coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wright State Raiders (Horizon League) (2010–2016)
2010–11 Wright State 19–14 10–8 6th
2011–12 Wright State 13–19 7–11 8th
2012–13 Wright State 23–13 10–6 T–3rd CBI Semifinals
2013–14 Wright State 21–15 10–6 3rd CIT Second Round
2014–15 Wright State 11–20 3–13 8th
2015–16 Wright State 22–13 13–5 T–2nd
Wright State: 109–94 (.537) 53–49 (.520)
Total: 109–94 (.537)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Donlon, Washington Named Assistant Coaches". CBS Interactive. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 

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