Edward Donahue

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Edward Donahue
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball, track
Biographical details
Born c. 1891
Died October 29, 1961 (aged 70)
Boston, Massachusetts
Playing career
Football
1914 Washington and Lee
Baseball
c. 1915 Washington and Lee
1924 Dover Senators
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1917–1920 Clemson
1931 Western Reserve (backfield)
Basketball
1916–1919 Clemson
Baseball
1918–1919 Clemson
1923–1926 Dover Senators
1927 Easton Farmers
1928 Martinsburg Blue Sox
1928 Cambridge Canners
1937 Dover Orioles
1938 Greenville Spinners
1940 Hollywood Chiefs
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1917–1920 Clemson
Head coaching record
Overall 21–12–3 (college football)
14–5 (college basketball)
17–21–1 (college baseball)

Edward A. "Jiggs" Donahue (c. 1891 – October 29, 1961) was an American football and baseball player, coach of multiple sports, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Clemson University from 1917 to 1920, compiling a record of 21–12–3 (.625). He also served as the school's basketball and baseball coach, as well as the track coach. He was an alumnus of Washington and Lee College where he played football and baseball.[1] Donahue joined the football coaching staff at Western Reserve University in 1931, serving as the backfield coach under head coach Tom Keady.[2] Donahue died on October 29, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 70.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Clemson Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1917–1920)
1917 Clemson 6–2 5–1 T–2nd
1918 Clemson 5–2 3–1 4th
1919 Clemson 6–2–2 3–2–2 11th
1920 Clemson 4–6–1 2–6 17th
Clemson: 21–12–3 13–10–2
Total: 21–12–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Head Coaches" (PDF). Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "New Staff At Reserve; Jiggs Donahue Selected; Open With Purdue Team". The Salem News. Salem, Ohio. August 13, 1931. p. 5. Retrieved December 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ ""Jigg" Donahue dies". Newport Daily News. Newport, Rhode Island. Associated Press. October 31, 1961. p. 2. Retrieved December 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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