DONLEY, KEVIN

KEVIN DONLEY                                         

Inducted:  June 22, 2005 in Fort Wayne, IN

Date of Birth:  July 4, 1951 in Springfield, OH

High School Attended:  Springfield, OH         Graduated:  1969

College Attended:  Anderson University         Graduated:  1973

                          Ball State University  MS                      1980

College Honors:  Played linebacker and fullback at Anderson.  

Coaching Experience:  Anderson College offensive coordinator 1976-1977 and head coach 1978-1981, with 30-9-0 record; Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, head coach 1982-1992, with 75-43-1 record; California University, PA, head coach 1993-1996; University of Saint Francis head coach 1997 to retirement, with 65-18-0 record; overall career coaching record of 180-104-1 (.633); named Athletic Director at USF on August 11, 1999.

Coaching Honors:  Hoosier Buckeye Collegiate Conference Champions in 1980, 1981; HBCC Coach of the Year 1980, 1981; team was in NAIA play-offs 1981; Mid-South Conference Championships in 1978, 1989, 1990-1992; made NAIA appearance in 1987, 1989-1992; NAIA National Champions 1991; developed the first collegiate football program in Fort Wayne in 1997at U of Saint Francis; teams won MSFA Mideast League Championship 1998-2004; named MSFA Mideast League Coach of the Year 1999-2004; teams made NAIA Championship Series appearances 1998-2004, NAIA CS Semi-final appearances 2003 and 2004, NAIA National Championship Game appearance 2004; named NAIA National Coach of the Year 1991 and 2004.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Cory Jacquay, 2004 MSFA and NAIA Player of the Year; Jeremy Dutcher, 2000 MSFA Player of the Year and 2-time NAIA All-American.

Special Recognition:  Became youngest head coach in nation at age 26 at Anderson; inducted into Georgetown College Hall of Fame 2004; named a Hillard Gates Achievement Award winner in 2004 by the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation.

Family:  Children, Patrick and Megan