Jack Donohue Inducted in 2000

Coach Inducted in 2000
Jack Donohue Jack Donohue, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2000
Photo credit: (CP/Gary Hershorn)
John Patrick Donohue, (June 4, 1931 – April 16, 2003) a New York City native was a coach at St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School and head coach of Power Memorial Academy from 1959-1965. At Power Memorial, Donohue had a career win–loss record of 163–30, including winning 71 straight games with the star center of his team, Lew Alcindor (later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). Donohue's 1963–64 Power Memorial team was named, "The High School Team of The Century".

Donohue later worked at the College of the Holy Cross, (1965-1972), where he compiled a record of 106–66. He coached the Canadian national basketball team, from (1972-88), and at three Summer Olympic Games in 1976, 1984, and 1988. He also coached Canada at the 1974 FIBA World Championship, the 1978 FIBA World Championship, the 1982 FIBA World Championship, and the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

Career highlights, he won the silver medal at the 1980 Tournament of the Americas, the bronze medals at the 1984 Tournament of the Americas, and the 1988 Tournament of the Americas. He also led the Canadian national university team to the gold medal at the 1983 Summer Universiade, and the bronze medal at the 1985 Summer Universiade.