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Jim Donnan


FMR Head Coach, University of Georgia

Monday, September 11, 5:30 PM

Moe’s Original BBQ Downtown Mobile

701 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama

Presented by

Jim Donnan, National College Football Analyst and former University of Georgia and Marshall University head football coach.

Donnan currently serves as National College Football Analyst for the American Sports Network, a Division of Sinclair Broadcasting. Donnan began his post coaching career in broadcasting as College Football Analyst for ESPN.

Donnan began his head coaching career at Marshall University in 1990. He led the Thundering Herd to five consecutive 11-plus win seasons and the 1992 NCAA Division I-AA National Football Championship. Donnan was named the Division I-AA Coach of the Year twice. During his six seasons with the Thundering Herd, Donnan led the team to a 64-21 record.

In 1996, Donnan was named Head Football Coach at the University of Georgia. During his tenure, he compiled a 40-19 record and was the first football coach in school history to lead the Bulldogs to four consecutive bowl victories, including two Outback Bowls, the Peach Bowl, and the Oahu Bowl. In 2009, Donnan was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Prior to becoming a head coach, Donnan served as an assistant at several schools including Kansas State University, University of Missouri, Florida State University, and University of Oklahoma. As the Offensive Coordinator at Oklahoma, he coached the legendary Oklahoma Sooner wishbone offense under Head Coach Barry Switzer. Donnan’s wishbone offense led the sooners to 3 consecutive 11-1 season (1985-87) and a National Championship (1986).

Donnan played quarterback at North Carolina State University. In 1967 he helped the Wolfpack defeat Georgia 14-7 in the Liberty Bowl and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.