OBIT: Football community says goodbye to Jim Donlevy

Jim Donlevy has passed away at the age of 82.

Donlevy was a retired Canadian football coach. He coached the Alberta Golden Bears of the University of Alberta from 1971 to 1981 and 1984 to his resignation in 1990, amassing a record of 86–69–3 and winning the Vanier Cup championship in 1972 and 1980. The Bears appeared in the College Bowl in 1971, 1972, 1980, and 1981 with Donlevy coaching.

He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in May 2019. He also served as president of the Alberta Football Coaches Association, Football Alberta, and the Canadian University Football Coaches Association.

He later worked for the Western Hockey League as an educational consultant in 1993 for 22 years.

He was born in McLennan, Alberta and attended St. Joseph High School in Edmonton. He was a teacher with Edmonton Catholic Schools before joining the University of Alberta in 1970.

CFC’s sends condolences to the Donlevy family, friends, and football community.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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