Ed Donatell

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Ed Donatell
Chicago Bears
Position: Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-02-04) February 4, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth: Akron, Ohio
Career information
High school: Stow (OH)
College: Glenville State
Career history
As coach:

Ed Donatell (born February 4, 1957 in Akron, Ohio[1]) is an American football coach who is currently the defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).


Donatell served as the defensive coordinator for the University of Washington Huskies football team from January to December 2008 under Tyrone Willingham.[2] He and the entire staff were let go after the winless 2008 season.[3] Previously he served as a special assistant to the New York Jets. Donatell served as the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League under head coach Jim Mora for three seasons, prior to which he occupied this position for the Green Bay Packers.

Personal life[edit]

He graduated from Stow High School in Stow, Ohio,[4] and later earned a master's degree in administration from Kent State University. He is married and has three children.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.nfl.com/teams/coaches?coaType=head&team=SF
  2. ^ Donatell to coach Huskies defense
  3. ^ a b Holt takes over Washington's defense, Associated Press, January 5, 2009, Accessed January 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Ridenour, Marla (January 8, 2005). "Savage Joins Search for Coach: Browns General Manager Helps Interview Crennel, Says He Doesn't Think Ferentz Wants to Leave Iowa". Akron Beacon Journal. Beacon Journal Publishing Co. p. C3 - Sports. ... Ed Donatell, an Akron native and product of Stow High School.