Dayton Flyers coaching legend, former Fenwick assistant Don Donoher dies at 92

Dayton coach Don Donoher
Dayton coach Don Donoher

Don Donoher, the all-time winningest coach in University of Dayton Flyers basketball history with 437 wins, died Friday, per an announcement from the university. He was 92.

Donoher played at UD from 1951 to 1954. He was an assistant coach for the Flyers during the 1963-64 season, and the team's head coach from 1964 to 1989. He also served as the school's athletic director from 1976 to 1980.

In recent years, Donoher served as a varsity assistant at Fenwick High School in Middletown.

At the time of his death, he was the oldest living coach to have taken a team to the Final Four. Donoher is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame, the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, the Toledo Area High School Hall of Fame and the Toledo Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame.

Donoher led UD to nine NCAA tournament appearances and seven NIT appearances. His Flyer teams reached the Sweet Sixteen five times and the Elite Eight twice, and also won the 1968 NIT championship.

Anthony Grant, UD's head coach since 2017, played for Donoher's Flyers from 1983 to 1987.

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