The Boston Globe reported today that Steve Donahue is expected to replace Al Skinner as Boston College men’s basketball head coach “barring a last-minute snag in negotiations.” Donahue led Cornell to the Sweet 16 this season while racking up a 29-5 record. During his ten years at the University he earned a total of 146 wins, advancing the team to three NCAA tournaments. He’s responsible for turning around the Big Red to represent the only Ivy league team to win a pair of playoff contests since the field expanded from 64 to 65 in 1985.
The Eagles are certainly please with Donahue’s resume along with what he stands for in regards to a successful men’s basketball program. “I simply expect our players to give 100 percent on and off the court,” says Donahue. “Off the court, they are going to take care of their academics, and on the court they will take care of each other. Our players will come to practice thinking that we are going to get something done today and get better at each and every practice.” Check for more BC Eagles updates with us at Ace!