Sue Donohoe

Sue  Donohoe Sue Donohoe was named Vice President of Division I Women’s Basketball at the NCAA national office in November 2003 after serving as Director of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship from June 2002 to October 2003 and Director of the Division I Women's Basketball Championship from December 1999 to May 2002 at the national office. In her current role with Division I women’s basketball, Donohoe oversees all aspects of Division I women's basketball, including the administration of the Division I Women's Basketball Championship in addition to supervisory responsibilities for all administrators and support staff.

Recently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Top 10 Most Powerful People In College Sports,” she is actively engaged in the strategic future planning and development of the championship and serves as a leader in the promotion, development and increased awareness of collegiate women's basketball. In 2009 she was named by USA Basketball to serve as chair of the 2009-12 women’s junior national committee.

The Pineville, Louisiana, native came to the NCAA from the Southland Conference office where she served as assistant commissioner during her first two years before being promoted to associate commissioner in July 1998. She moved to the Southland Conference after working in the University of Arkansas women’s athletics department as associate athletics director for development, a position in which she oversaw the Lady Razorback Foundation. Before going into administration, Donohoe spent one year as assistant basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas and three years as assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin University, working all four years as an assistant to current Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair. Donohoe graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1981.

She earned her master’s degree in physiology in 1983 while serving for two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the Lady Techsters. Donohoe’s first full-time coaching job came in 1983 as head junior varsity coach at Carthage (Texas) High School.  In 1988, she was awarded the head coaching position at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas. From 1983-90, Donohoe compiled a 124-24 high school coaching record.