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Report: Steve Donahue to be hired by Penn

Steve Donahue

Boston College head coach Steve Donahue reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


Penn will hire Steve Donahue to be their next head coach, according to a report from the Philly Daily News.

Donahue is a former Penn assistant. He had a terrific run at Cornell, coaching them to a 72-21 stretch and three Ivy League titles in his last three seasons. He also reached the Sweet 16 in 2010 before falling to No. 1 seed Kentucky.

Donahue parlayed that success with the Big Red into the head coaching job at Boston College. He initially had success with the Eagles, winning 21 games in his first season, but he was fired last April after struggling to match that success.

According to the Daily News, Donahue will be announced as head coach on Tuesday.

Donahue was an assistant with Penn during the 90’s, when the Quakers made it to five NCAA tournaments in eight seasons.