Report: Donahue next BC coach

April 06, 2010 - 6:21 am
UPDATE, 10:48 a.m.: According to a Boston College spokesman, an announcement on the school's new basketball coach will not come on Tuesday. A source at BC indicated that Cornell's Steve Donahue is likely to be announced as the school's coach on Wednesday. Jeff Goodman of first reported that Donahue was chosen over former BC assistant coaches Ed Cooley (now at Fairfield) and Bill Coen (Northeastern). Speaking on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning from the Final Four in Indianapolis, Goodman said Donahue can be successful if he does a better job than his predecessor, Al Skinner, at making inroads with area amateur programs. "The key here is sitting down with the right people in Massachusetts," Goodman said. "There's three major AAU programs. You'd better get in well with all of them." Donahue had met with BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo and vice president of human resources Leo Sullivan last Wednesday. The 47-year-old Donahue has compiled a 146-138 record in 10 seasons at Cornell and led the Big Red to the Sweet 16 in this year's NCAA tournament.