William F. Donovan
William F. Donovan, Sr. (1865 - August 21, 1928), also known as Pooch Donovan was a Harvard University coach. In 1907 he became the Harvard University track coach. He was the head Harvard Crimson football coach in 1918.1 He was also the Harvard Crimson baseball coach.23
He 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.4
- "Robert Emmons". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "Pooch Donovan is Dead. Heart Disease Fatal to Famous Old Harvard Athletic Trainer". Pittsburgh Press. August 21, 1928. Retrieved 2011-04-27.
- "Pooch Donovan Buried. Leading Sportsmen Attend Rites for Harvard Trainer". New York Times. August 24, 1928. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
- "Piper Donovan Killed. Former Sprinter Struck by Auto, Driver of Which Escapes". New York Times. July 26, 1926. Retrieved 2011-04-26. "Edward "Piper" Donovan, former sprinter and brother of William "Pooch" Donovan. Harvard's veteran trainer was killed here today by an ... who escaped after ..."