Sean Patrick McDonnell (born October 15, 1956) is an American football coach and former player. He has been the head football coach at the University of New Hampshire since 1999. From August 2019 to March 2020, McDonnell took a leave of absence for medical reasons, with associate head coach Ricky Santos acting as interim head coach for the 2019 season.
|Born||October 15, 1956|
Saratoga Springs, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985–1987||Boston University (WR/TE)|
|1988||Boston College (GA)|
|1991–1993||New Hampshire (WR/QB)|
|1994–1998||New Hampshire (OC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Bowls||14–14 (NCAA Division I-AA/FCS playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 A-10 (2005)|
1 CAA (2014)
2 A-10 North Division (2004–2005)
2 CAA North Division (2008–2009)
|2× Eddie Robinson Award (2005, 2014)|
Head coaching recordEdit
|New Hampshire Wildcats (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1999–2006)|
|2004||New Hampshire||10–3||6–2||1st (North)||L Division I-AA Quarterfinal||6|
|2005||New Hampshire||11–2||7–1||T–1st (North)||L Division I-AA Quarterfinal||5|
|2006||New Hampshire||9–4||5–3||T–2nd (North)||L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal||6|
|New Hampshire Wildcats (Colonial Athletic Association) (2007–present)|
|2007||New Hampshire||7–5||4–4||T–2nd (North)||L FCS Playoffs First Round||14|
|2008||New Hampshire||10–3||6–2||1st (North)||L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal||8|
|2009||New Hampshire||10–3||6–2||1st (North)||L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal||10|
|2010||New Hampshire||8–5||5–3||T–4th||L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal||7|
|2011||New Hampshire||8–4||6–2||T–2nd||L FCS Playoffs Second Round||11|
|2012||New Hampshire||8–4||6–2||T–2nd||L FCS Playoffs Second Round||13|
|2013||New Hampshire||10–5||6–2||T–2nd||L FCS Playoffs Semifinal||5|
|2014||New Hampshire||12–2||8–0||1st||L FCS Playoffs Semifinal||3|
|2015||New Hampshire||7–5||5–3||T–4th||L FCS Playoffs First Round|
|2016||New Hampshire||8–5||6–2||T–2nd||L FCS Playoffs Second Round||17|
|2017||New Hampshire||9–5||5–3||T–4th||L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
On medical leave
- Fitz, Gary (May 15, 2011). "Changes put UNH sports in tough spot". The Telegraph (Nashua). Retrieved December 24, 2011.
- Connolly, John (August 27, 2019). "New Hampshire football coach Sean McDonnell on leave for health reasons". Boston Herald. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
- "Eddie Robinson Award". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
- Lessels, Allen (April 16, 2020). "MAC'S BACK: After losing a season to bladder cancer, UNH football coach Sean McDonnell medically cleared". Foster's Daily Democrat. Dover, New Hampshire. Retrieved April 17, 2020.