Coach Pena announces the addition to Chad Donley to his staff for the upcoming season. “Chad is a welcomed addition to our staff. He played in this league, was a division I player, and last year was a member of the East Tennessee State staff who won the Southern Conference and participated in the NCAA Tournament” says Coach Pena. Donley was at East Tennessee State University for the last two seasons as a Graduate Manager under head coach Steve Forbes. During his time at ETSU, the Buccaneers’ won 51 games and appeared in back-to-back SoCon Championship games winning last years SoCon Championship. His responsibilities at ETSU included: video coordinator, player development, oversight of the managers, meals, and assisted with travel and day-to-day operations. “I am grateful for the opportunity Coach Pena has given me here at Pensacola. I grew up around Panhandle basketball and have always had the utmost respect for the program, school, and community. I’m excited to be a part of the Pirate family,” said Donley.
Chad is from Baker, Florida. He has a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in Business and Communications from Liberty University. He received his Master’s degree from ETSU in Sport Management.