Kieran Donohue
Kieran Donohue
Previous College: University of Virginia '97
Position: Associate Head Coach


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Kieran Donohue was promoted to associate head coach during the 2011-2012 season after serving as an assistant coach for the past 12 years. This is his 13th season at American on the staff of Head Coach Jeff Jones.

Donohue is involved in all aspects of the American program, including on-court coaching, game and practice planning and recruiting. He works with players in both team settings and on an individual basis to help them improve their playing skills. Donohue's role also includes scouting opponents for upcoming games, arranging and editing scouting films, writing scouting reports and coaching scout teams during practice. He also works with evaluating and recruiting new players for the team. In addition, he is in charge of overseeing and administering the team’s budget.

Throughout his time at American, he has helped develop two Patriot League Players of the Year, two Patriot League Rookies of the Year, 11 All-Patriot League First Team selections, seven All-Patriot League Second Team selections and 12 Patriot League All-Tournament Team selections. Donohue has also helped lead the Eagles to two Patriot League Championships and NCAA Tournament appearance, four Patriot League regular season championships, five Patriot League Championship game appearances and 20-win seasons in four of the last five years.

Prior to his appointment at American, Donohue spent two seasons as an Administrative Assistant for the men’s basketball program at Boston University. His duties with the Terriers included travel and transportation organization, film exchange policy and personnel management. He also helped direct the BU summer basketball camps.

Donohue is no stranger to head coach Jeff Jones’ successful system after serving on his staff at the University of Virginia. During Jones’ tenure at Virginia, Donohue served the program in several different capacities, beginning as a student manager in 1993 and continuing through 1998. He served as the graduate administrative assistant for the 1997-98 season.

Other duties during that span included a role as an assistant academic advisor. He also assisted in the program’s video exchange coordination and was the Cavs’ manager during his four-year tenure as a student from 1993-97.

Donohue earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Virginia in 1997. He attended Regis High School in New York City, where he played point guard on the 1993 championship team and 1992 runners-up for the New York State Class C title.

Donohue resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife Erika, an American alumnae and former lacrosse player for the Eagles, and their daughter Molly.