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January 17, 2018 | Football

Concordia grad Pat Donovan to lead Stingers in 2018.

Patrick Donovan named interim head football coach

The Concordia University Department of Recreation and Athletics would like to announce Patrick Donovan has been named interim head coach of the Concordia Stingers football program for the 2018 season.

Donovan has been the Stingers’ defensive co-ordinator and assistant head coach since 2014. His previous experience includes five seasons with the McGill Redmen as an assistant coach and recruiting co-ordinator.

The native of Laconia, N.H. played five seasons with the Stingers, capping his career with back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy honours as the outstanding defensive player in Canadian university football (2005 and 2006). The two-time all-Canadian linebacker was also Quebec’s 2007 nominee for the outstanding male university athlete in Canada.

During his playing days, he was respected as one of the hardest working players to ever wear the maroon and gold. He was also lauded for his leadership on and off the field.

He graduated from Concordia with a BA in Leisure Sciences in 2007.

Donovan replaces his older brother Mickey who served as head coach of the Stingers for four seasons. Mickey joined the Montreal Alouettes’ coaching staff as special teams co-ordinator earlier in January.