Mike Donahue coached five different sports at both Auburn and LSU, including 23 seasons as head football coach. Donahue coached at Auburn for three seasons from 1904-1906, then returned to the job in 1908 and held it until 1922. Donahue was 105-35-5 in those 18 seasons, winning five conference championships and back-to-back national championships in 1913 and 1914. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
Donahue coach at LSU for five seasons from 1923-1927, but with limited success. He was just 23-19-3 at LSU, never finishing better than 10th in the conference standings. Donahue passed away in 1960 at the age of 84.