Jim Donnan

Donnan boasts more than 30 years coaching experience as an assistant and head coach.

He began his coaching career at North Carolina State as an assistant from 1969-1971, just four seasons after his playing days were done for the Wolfpack. From N.C. State, Donnan made stops at Florida State, North Carolina, Kansas State and Missouri.

In 1985, Donnan joined the staff of Barry Switzer at Oklahoma. During his five seasons in Norman, Donnan helped coach the Sooner wishbone offense to three consecutive 11-1 seasons and a national championship. After his time at Oklahoma, Donnan was hired to be the head coach at Marshall. During his tenure with the Thundering Herd, Donnan compiled a 64-21 record, highlighted by five straight 11-plus win seasons and the 1992 Division 1-AA national championship. Donnan was named Division 1-AA Coach of the Year twice.

In 1996, he was hired by the University of Georgia as head coach. During his time in Athens, Donnan amassed a 40-19 record. He was the first coach in the history of the program to lead the Bulldogs to four consecutive bowl games.

Donnan was fired after the 2000 season. In 2009, Donnan was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Coaching HistoryTeamYears
Head CoachGeorgia Bulldogs1996-2000
Head CoachMarshall Thundering Herd1990-1995
Offensive CoordinatorOklahoma Sooners1985-1989
Assistant CoachMissouri Tigers1981-1984
Assistant CoachKansas State Wildcats1978-1980
Assistant CoachNorth Carolina Tar Heels1974-1977
Assistant CoachFlorida State Seminoles1972-73
Assistant CoachNorth Carolina State Wolfpack1969-1971
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