Terry Donahue Passes Away at 77
Donahue remains the winningest coach in UCLA football history.
On Sunday night, the news broke that Bruin legend Terry Donahue had passed away at 77 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
There is little doubt that Donahue was a Bruin through and through. Donahue was the first to appear in the Rose Bowl Game as a player, as an assistant coach and as a head coach, and he did it all for his alma mater.
While leading the Bruins as head coach, UCLA finished in either first or second place in the conference standings in twelve of his twenty seasons. During that time, he became the first college head coach to win bowl games in seven consecutive seasons.
He was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1997, the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. His 151 career wins makes him the winningest head coach in UCLA football history.
Donahue’s teams and his players set a bar for success on the football field that UCLA has not matched since his departure after the 1995 season.
Rest in Peace, Coach Donahue.