|Born||February 10, 1977|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2000–2001||St. Peters (asst.)|
|2001–2006||UNC Wilmington (asst.)|
|2006–2010||Wright State (assoc. HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Horizon League Coach of the Year (2013)|
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 March 18, 2016, Wright State fired Donlon after 6 seasons as head coach.
Donlon, a Northbrook, Illinois native, has played professionally in France, Germany, and Ireland before becoming a coach.
Head coaching record
|Wright State Raiders (Horizon League) (2010–2016)|
|2012–13||Wright State||23–13||10–6||T–3rd||CBI Semifinals|
|2013–14||Wright State||21–15||10–6||3rd||CIT Second Round|
|Wright State:||109–94 (.537)||53–49 (.520)|
Postseason invitational champion
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- "Wright State Raiders promote assistant Billy Donlon to Head Coach, succeeding Brad Brownell". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 14, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
- Borzello, Jeff; Goodman, Jeff (March 19, 2016). "Wright State Raiders fire coach Billy Donlon". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
- "Donlon, Washington Named Assistant Coaches". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
- Ryan, Shannon (June 26, 2017). "Northwestern hires Billy Donlon as assistant basketball coach". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
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