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Shasta College honors one of its own, 22 Feb 2002 [cached]
Leon Donohue, a former head football coach for the Knights, was presented with a trophy for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame at the annual auction held Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Redding.
"Rather than tonight being about me, tonight is a chance for me to say thank you to a lot of people," Donahue said.
Donohue has spent 26 years coaching at Shasta College and still teaches at the institution.After five seasons as assistant football coach starting in 1971, Donohue became the head coach and continued to do so until 1996.He finished his career with 76 wins, the most in school history, and four league titles.
Prior to his Shasta College days, Donohue was a standout offensive lineman at San Jose State University.He spent eight seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.
With all those accomplishments, some in the Shasta athletic department thought something special was needed to honor Donohue.
"I just brought it up at a meeting," said Craig Thompson, Shasta's current football coach, who played linebacker under Donohue in 1983-84.
Donohue was the most choked up when he introduced his family.But, having some of his old playing buddies and former players on hand almost had as much of an impact on him.
"It really is an honor to have this for me," he said."But to have old friends here makes it extra special."
As for the auction itself, the money raised has been increasing since its inception eight years ago.
Welcome to Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame, 19 Feb 2006 [cached]
- Leon Donohue -
Coached at Shasta College 1971-1997. Head Football coach for 16 years, winning four (4) Conference championships. Was a starting right Guard entire NFL career playing for the San Francisco 49ers 1962-64 and the Dallas Cowboys 1965-69. Named to the NFL All-Rookie team in 1962. Played in the famous "Ice Bowl" NFL Championship game versus Green Bay in 1967 and in Vikings Jim Marshall's "wrong-way run" in 1964. Named to the San Jose State University football "Team of the Century" in 1995 by the University and San Jose Mercury newspaper. Donohue also served as head wrestling coach at Shasta College.
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