KC Area Coach
Coach Pat’s Motto “Yard by yard is hard. Inch by inch in a pinch. “
Pat Donohoe was assistant coach at UAB, Mississippi state, University of Houston, Boyden-hill high school and Graduated and assistant at Wayne State. He was Wayne state athlete of the year his senior season: All conference and Most valuable Defensive player. In 1998 he was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Donohoe coached from 1995 to 2004 at UAB. Under his guidance, the Blazer defensive line was considered one of the nation’s best. During the 2001 season, UAB had the No. 1-ranked rush defense nationally and was No. 5 in total defense.
In April of 2002, defensive end Bryan Thomas became the Blazers’ first-ever player selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Defensive tackle Eddie Freeman was tabbed soon after as a second-round choice of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Thomas was the third No. 1 draft choice coached by Donohoe. He coached both Eugene Lockhart (1984/Dallas Cowboys) and Lamar Lathon (1990/Houston Oilers) while at the University of Houston for 12 seasons (1980-92), where his duties ranged from coaching linebacker to serving as special teams coach and recruiting coordinator.