Edward Donahue
File:Jiggs Donahue (Taps 1920).png
Donahue at Clemson in 1920
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball, track
Biographical details
Bornc. 1891
DiedOctober 29, 1961 (aged 70)
Boston, Massachusetts
Head coaching record
Overall21–12–3 (college football)
14–5 (college basketball)
17–21–1 (college baseball)

Edward A. "Jiggs" Donahue (c. 1891 – October 29, 1961) was an American football and baseball player, coach of multiple sports, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Clemson University from 1917 to 1920, compiling a record of 21–12–3 (.625). He also served as the school's basketball and baseball coach, as well as the track coach. He was an alumnus of Washington and Lee College where he played football and baseball.[1] Donahue joined the football coaching staff at Western Reserve University in 1931, serving as the backfield coach under head coach Tom Keady.[2] Donahue died on October 29, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 70.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Clemson Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1917–1920)
1917 Clemson 6–2 5–1 T–2nd
1918 Clemson 5–2 3–1 4th
1919 Clemson 6–2–2 3–2–2 11th
1920 Clemson 4–6–1 2–6 17th
Clemson: 21–12–3 13–10–2
Total: 21–12–3
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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