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Former Boston College Head Coach Steve Donahue Hired By Penn

The whisteler is off to Pennsylvania

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Former BC head coach Steve Donahue has found a new home, and it's back in the Ivy League. According to multiple sources, the former BC and Cornell HC will be announced as the next head coach of the Penn Quakers.

Donahue has a storied history at Penn where he was an assistant from 1990-2000 according to his old bio at

Renowned as a top recruiter and for his offensive mind while an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, Donahue learned the trade from some of the nation's top coaches. Donahue served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Fran Dunphy at Penn for 10 years. During his tenure as a Quaker assistant, he was heavily involved in the recruitment of five of Penn's top 20 all-time scorers. He was also instrumental in the Quakers winning six Ivy League titles in his last eight years there, advancing to the NCAA Tournament five times and earning national recognition with a top 25 ranking.

A move back to the Ivy League probably will be a good move for Donahue as that was the league where he found most of his success. Before he came to the Heights, he made three straight NCAA tournaments, including 2009-2010 when he made the Sweet Sixteen. Of course BC fans didn't get to see any of this translate to the ACC where he struggled with recruiting and execution in game.

While the ending here was tough to watch, you have to wish the best of luck at Penn to Steve Donahue.