Longtime Syracuse Assistant Kevin Donahue Retiring


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After spending more than 30 years on the sidelined as an assistant coach for the Syracuse Orange, assistant coach Kevin Donahue is retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue other interest, according to an official press release. 

Donahue, came onto the Syracuse staff as a volunteer assistant under then head coach Roy Simmons Jr. in 1988. He was on the coaching staff at Syracuse for 10 of the Orange’s 11 NCAA championships. During his time at Syracuse, Donahue served as the team’s offensive coordinator, worked with the faceoff unit, and was in charge of the teams clearing and riding situations. 

He also spent time as an assistant coach at West Genesse High School (N.Y.), his alma mater, where he also taught as a science teacher for multiple years coming on as a coach at Syracuse. 

A 1979 Syracuse alum, Donahue was a three time All-American and the first player to be named a First-Team All-American under head coach Roy Simmons Jr. His sons, Colin and Dylan, and daughter, Riley, all played lacrosse at Syracuse, as well. 

A member of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Donahue will stay on staff at Syracuse in a volunteer position. 

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