Sue Donohoe

Class of 2021

  • Donohoe was the Vice President of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball from 2003 to 2011. She directed the operational and strategic oversight for Division I women’s basketball and the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.
  • Currently, she is a Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors member and has served as vice president, president, past president, and screening committee chair.
  • She began her career as a Graduate Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Louisiana Tech University, where she helped them win the 1982 NCAA National Championship.
  • Her coaching career continued as she became the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Stephen F. Austin State University and then at the University of Arkansas.
  • She was the Assistant Commissioner of the Southland Conference from 1996 to 1998 and then transitioned to the Associate Commissioner of the Conference.
  • Donohoe was the Executive Director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund from 2011 to 2015.
  • In 2008, she spearheaded an effort for people to better understand the NCAA selection process through creating a mock selection weekend, which involved media, administration, and former coaches.
  • Named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Top 10 Most Powerful People in College Sports.”
  • Donohoe was the first woman to receive the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Awarded presented by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • In 2015, she was awarded the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Mary Joe Haverbeck Award for commitment and service to women’s college basketball.