Jim Donnan

Donnan spent five seasons as a head coach in the SEC at Georgia. He led the Bulldogs to four straight bowl appearances.

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 History Team Years
Head Coach Georgia Bulldogs 1996-2000
Head Coach Marshall Thundering Herd 1990-1995
Offensive Coordinator Oklahoma Sooners 1985-1989
Assistant Coach Missouri Tigers 1981-1984
Assistant Coach Kansas State Wildcats 1978-1980
Assistant Coach North Carolina Tar Heels 1974-1977
Assistant Coach Florida State Seminoles 1972-73
Assistant Coach North Carolina State Wolfpack 1969-1971

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