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STEVE DONAHUE - John R. Rockwell Head Coach

Steve Donahue was introduced as the John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball on March 17, 2015. He is the 20th head coach in program history.

Donahue is the only men's basketball coach in Ivy League history to lead two different Ancient Eight programs to conference championships, Cornell (2008, 2009, 2010) and Penn (2018). In addition, he is one of just seven coaches in Ancient Eight history to win 100 conference games -- he finished the 2021-22 season with 125 total -- and the only one among those seven to do it at two different schools (78 at Cornell, 47 at Penn)..

Seven of Donahue's players have earned a total of 11 All-Ivy recognitions during his time at Penn. That group includes AJ Brodeur, who was a three-time first-team All-Ivy pick by the Ancient Eight coaches, co-Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior in 2019-20, and graduated in 2020 as the program's all-time scoring leader (breaking a mark that had stood since 1953.) Most recently, Jordan Dingle was the 2019-20 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and, as a sophomore in 2021-22, earned first-team honors from the Ivy League coaches (unanimously), the Philadelphia Big 5 and the ECAC as well as first-team All-District honors from the NABC.

Donahue's third year at Penn was one of the most memorable in the program's illustrious history. The Quakers went 24-9 overall, the most wins since the 2001-02 team had 25. In Ivy League play, Penn went 12-2 during the regular season and clinched a share of its first Ancient Eight title since 2006-07. Following the regular season, the Red and Blue defeated Yale and then co-champion Harvard in the Ivy League Tournament to earn the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 2007. The Quakers traveled to Wichita, Kan., where they fell to top-seeded Kansas, 76-60, in what amounted to a home game for the Jayhawks.

Following the season, Donahue was named Ivy League Coach of the Year, NABC District 13 Coach of the Year, and ECAC Coach of the Year.

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NAT GRAHAM - K. Gelb Family Associate Head Coach

Nat Graham returned to his alma mater when he was hired to the men's basketball coaching staff in May 2014. In September 2018, Graham was promoted to the position of K. Gelb Family Associate Head Coach of Men's Basketball.

In 2017-18, Penn went 24-9 overall and won a share of the Ivy League title with a 12-2 mark in conference play. The Quakers then won the Ivy League Tournament with wins over Yale and co-champion Harvard, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years where they lost 76-60 to top-seeded Kansas in Wichita, Kan. Following the season, sophomore forward AJ Brodeur was named first-team All-Ivy and NABC All-District as well as second-team All-ECAC and All-Big 5. Another sophomore, Ryan Betley, was second-team All-Ivy, NABC All-District, and All-Big 5, while a third Penn player (Darnell Foreman) received honorable mention All-Ivy recognition.

In 2018-19, Penn went a perfect 4-0 in Philadelphia Big 5 play including a win over defending NCAA champion Villanova at The Palestra and road victories at La Salle and Temple

Graham returned to his alma mater after spending four seasons at Boston College under current Penn head coach Steve Donahue, three of those as associate head coach. He joined the Eagles for the 2010-11 season after serving the previous five seasons as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell.

Graham helped guide the Big Red to 111 victories and three Ivy League titles in his five years. In 2009-10, Cornell finished with a 29-5 mark and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Big Red established school records for wins, points (2,545), three-pointers (326), and blocked shots (127). The season marked the program’s third straight 20-win campaign.

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JOE MIHALICH - Assistant Coach

Joe Mihalich Jr. was hired as an assistant coach with the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball program in April 2015.

In 2017-18, Penn went 24-9 overall and won a share of the Ivy League title with a 12-2 mark in conference play. The Quakers then won the Ivy League Tournament with wins over Yale and co-champion Harvard, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years where they lost 76-60 to top-seeded Kansas in Wichita, Kan. Following the season, sophomore forward AJ Brodeur was named first-team All-Ivy and NABC All-District as well as second-team All-ECAC and All-Big 5. Another sophomore, Ryan Betley, was second-team All-Ivy, NABC All-District, and All-Big 5, while a third Penn player (Darnell Foreman) received honorable mention All-Ivy recognition.

In 2018-19, Penn went a perfect 4-0 in Philadelphia Big 5 play including a win over defending NCAA champion Villanova at The Palestra and road victories at La Salle and Temple. It was the Quakers' first unbeaten Big 5 campaign since 2001-02 and just the second since 1973-74. Overall, Penn went 19-12 including a 7-7 Ivy League mark.

A Philadelphia native and the son of longtime Niagara and current Hofstra head men’s basketball coach Joe Mihalich, the move to Penn marked a return to the area for Joe Jr. He spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the men’s basketball program at Villanova University under Jay Wright, working directly with the Wildcats’ director of basketball operations; organizing and overseeing team and summer camps; and helping out with academics, scouting and recruiting. During Mihalich’s time with the program, Villanova posted a 46-20 record and made two NCAA Tournament appearances.

Prior to his arrival at Penn, Mihalich spent four years at the University of Scranton (Pa.) as the Royals’ assistant coach under head coach Carl Danzig. There, his primary responsibilities included recruiting, scouting, player skills’ development, overseeing daily operations, and development and implementation of game and practice plans.

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KRIS SAULNY - Assistant Coach

Kris Saulny joined the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball program as an assistant coach in June of 2022.

Saulny came to Penn after spending the 2021-22 season as a graduate assistant coach at George Washington University, working primarily with the Buff & Blue’s defense. Prior to that, he spent two years at Division III California Lutheran University.

A D.C. native, Saulny played his collegiate basketball at nearby Widener University where he earned his degree in Business Administration Management and Marketing. Saulny is currently pursuing a master’s certificate in Management and has completed a Quantitative Business Foundations certificate.

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REGAN GALLAGHER - Director of Operations

Regan Gallagher joined the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball staff as its Director of Operations in September 2022.

Gallagher’s experience with college basketball extends to her days at Saint Joseph’s, where she served as a student manager with SJU’s women’s basketball program and was the program’s head manager as a junior and senior. Gallagher graduated from Hawk Hill in 2020 with a degree in business administration (sports marketing) and a minor in Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability.

A local product, Gallagher came to Penn from Archbishop Wood High School (her alma mater) where she was the school’s Assistant Director of Advancement. In that position, she developed and managed portfolios of donors, cultivated and solicited donors and donor prospects, and kept the alumni community updated on Archbishop Wood’s annual fund.

As a student at Wood, Gallagher was a student manager with the girls’ basketball program. Her senior year, the team won both the Philadelphia Catholic League title—doing so at The Palestra—and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 3A state championship.

Gallagher enjoyed two stints with Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies, working with the entertainment staff for the 2018 season and the fan club staff in 2019. She was named the Phillies’ “Employee of the Month” in September 2019.

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