MICKEY DONOVAN – Special Teams Coordinator
It was announced on January 19, 2022 that Donovan was joining the Argonauts as the team’s special teams coordinator. He would win his first Grey Cup ring in his first season with the Double Blue.
He joined the Argos after sending the previous four years in Montreal running special teams, then additionally coaching linebackers for the Alouettes.
Coming to Toronto meant Donovan left Montreal for the first time since 2012 when he was named McGill’s defensive coordinator and assistant head coach before heading down the mountain to become Concordia’s head coach. He was named the RSEQ Coach of the Year in 2014. After three seasons with the Stingers he joined the Alouettes.
The Laconia, New Hampshire native began his coaching career in his home state at the University of New Hampshire, before joining the Western Mustangs as their special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
Donovan was a dominant U SPORTS player after transferring to Concordia from Maine. The linebacker was a First Team All-Canadian in 2003 and 2004, winning the President’s Trophy as the best defensive player in the country in 2004.
He spent parts of two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but a knee injury ended his career in 2006.
It’s not his first time coaching the Argos, as he was a guest coach during training camp in 2013.
2022-Present: Toronto Argonauts, Special Teams Coordinator
2021: Montreal Alouettes, Special Teams Coordinator, Linebackers Coach
2018-20: Montreal Alouettes, Special Teams Coordinator
2014-17: Concordia University, Head Coach
2012-13: McGill University, Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach
2007-11: Western University, Linebackers Coach, Special Teams Coach, Recruiting Coordinator
2006: University of New Hampshire: Coaching Intern