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Sean McDonough
Sean McDonough

Position:
Associate Director of Development for Athletics

Sean McDonough joined the DePaul athletics staff as Associate Director of Development for Athletics on April 9, 2013. Previously, McDonough was Assistant Athletics Director at Western Illinois.

McDonough handled the fundraising and development efforts at Western Illinois since 2010 and secured the largest gift in more than 40 years for the department. He increased donations each year to the annual fund while in Macomb while leading the planning and cultivation for gifts towards the $20-25 million renovation of the Western Illinois football stadium.

In addition to his fundraising duties, McDonough also oversaw increases in corporate sponsorships, season tickets sales and the expansion of the Leatherneck Sports Radio Network.

Prior to his three years in Macomb, McDonough was senior campaign manager for The Steier Group in Omaha, Neb. from 2006-10. At The Steier Group, he worked with a predominantly Catholic client base including a $50 million campaign for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis.

The 1991 graduate of Marquette played for the then-Warriors from 1988-90 and followed his undergraduate education with a Master's degree from Murray State in 2003.

McDonough started his professional career in intercollegiate athletics as an assistant basketball coach from 1993-99 before being named head coach at Carroll College (now Carroll University) in 1999. He was head coach for three seasons while also handling sports information duties and creating a marketing department at Carroll.