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Ed Donatell

Ed Donatell
Current position
Title Defensive backs coach
Team Chicago Bears
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-02-04) February 4, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth Akron, Ohio
Alma mater Glenville State College
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1979–1980 Kent State
(Graduate assistant)
1981-1982 Washington
(Graduate assistant)
1983-1985 Pacific
(Defensive backs coach)
1986–1988 Idaho
(Defensive backs coach)
1989 Cal State Fullerton
(Defensive backs coach)
1990 New York Jets
(Secondary coach)
1995 Denver Broncos
(Secondary coach)
2000-2003 Green Bay Packers
(Defensive Coordinator)
2004-2006 Atlanta Falcons
(Defensive Coordinator)
2007 New York Jets
(Special Assistant)
2008 Washington
(Defensive Coordinator)
2010 Denver Broncos
(Secondary coach)
2011-2014 San Francisco 49ers
(Defensive backs coach)
2015-present Chicago Bears
(Defensive backs coach)

Ed Donatell (born February 4, 1957 in Akron, Ohio[1]) is an American football coach who is currently the defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears.


Donatell served as the defensive coordinator for the University of Washington Huskies football team from January to December 2008 under Tyrone Willingham.[2] He and the entire staff were let go after the winless 2008 season.[3] Previously he served as a special assistant to the New York Jets. Donatell served as the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League under head coach Jim Mora for three seasons, prior to which he occupied this position for the Green Bay Packers.

Personal life

He graduated from Stow High School in Stow, Ohio,[4] and later earned a master's degree in administration from Kent State University. He is married and has three children.[3]


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  2. ^ Donatell to coach Huskies defense
  3. ^ a b Holt takes over Washington's defense, Associated Press, January 5, 2009, Accessed January 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Ridenour, Marla (January 8, 2005). "Savage Joins Search for Coach: Browns General Manager Helps Interview Crennel, Says He Doesn’t Think Ferentz Wants to Leave Iowa". Akron Beacon Journal (Beacon Journal Publishing Co.). p. C3 - Sports. ... Ed Donatell, an Akron native and product of Stow High School. 
Preceded by
Emmitt Thomas
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Bob Slowik
Preceded by
Wade Phillips
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Mike Zimmer

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