Legendary University of Dayton coach Don Donoher will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on November 20, 2015. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City.
After playing for the Flyers in the early 1950s, Donoher became the winningest coach in UD history. During his 25-year reign as head coach – from 1964 to 1989 – Donoher won 437 games and took his teams to 15 postseason tournaments, including the 1967 NCAA title game and the 1968 NIT crown.
Joining the 83-year-old Donoher in the 2015 Hall of Fame class are former players Quinn Buckner of Indiana, John Havlicek of Ohio State, Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman, Long Beach State’s Ed Ratlef and North Carolina’s Charlie Scott, as well as former coaches C. Felton “Zip” Gayles from Langston and Lou Henson, who coached at Hardin Simmons. New Mexico State and Illinois.
Donoher is one of 12 Hall of Famers whose entire college coaching careers were spent at their alma maters. The other 11 are Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), Howard Cann (NYU), Doc Carlson (Pitt), Lou Carnesecca (St. John’s), Bruce Drake (Oklahoma), Slats Gill (Oregon State), Guy Lewis (Houston), Arad McCutchan (Evansville), Jack Ramsay (Saint Joseph’s), Stan Watts (BYU) and Fred Taylor (Ohio State).