Rockhurst taps Blue Springs coach Kelly Donohoe to replace retiring Tony Severino

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a changing of the guard with Rockhurst High School football, where one of the winningest coaches in the region will replace a retiring legend.

Rockhurst is hiring Kelly Donohoe to be the new head football coach, replacing the retiring Tony Severino.

Donohoe had a successful run as the head coach at Blue Springs High School, where he won 191 games in 20 seasons, and four state championships. He’s also a former Kansas Jayhawks quarterback.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be the head football coach at Rockhurst. I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank the Blue Springs School District for what they have done for me and my family over all these years,” Donohoe said in a news release.

Both Severino and Donhoe are inductees in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

FOX4 will have more coverage about this story during evening newscasts after the school introduces Donohoe on Thursday afternoon.

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