William F. Donovan
William Francis "Pooch" Donovan Sr. (1865 – August 21, 1928) was a Harvard University coach. In 1907 he became the Harvard University track coach. He was the head Harvard Crimson football coach in 1918. He was also a trainer for the Harvard Crimson baseball team.
|Died||August 21, 1928|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Donovan was born around 1865 in Natick, Massachusetts. He had a brother, Edward S. Donovan who was called Piper Donovan. He married and had as children, Dorothy Marion Donovan; William F. Donovan, Jr.; and John F. Donovan.
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|Harvard Crimson (Independent) (1918)|
- "Pooch Donovan". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- "Pooch Donovan is Dead. Heart Disease Fatal to Famous Old Harvard Athletic Trainer". The Pittsburgh Press. August 21, 1928. Retrieved April 27, 2011 – via Google News.
- "Pooch Donovan Buried. Leading Sportsmen Attend Rites for Harvard Trainer". The New York Times. August 24, 1928. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- "Piper Donovan Killed. Former Sprinter Struck by Auto, Driver of Which Escapes". The New York Times. July 26, 1926. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
Edward "Piper" Donovan, former sprinter and brother of William "Pooch" Donovan. Harvard's veteran trainer was killed here today by an ... who escaped after ...