Former New York Giants assistant general manager Richard “Rick” Donohue passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6 at his home in South Carolina. He was 75.
Donohue joined the Giants as a scout in 1980 and later held several different positions before becoming the team’s assistant general manager under Ernie Accorsi in 1998.
In total, Donohue spent all 22 years of his career with the Giants before retiring to South Carolina in 2002. He was a part of three Super Bowl teams, winning two titles (1986 and 1990), and was considered instrumental in a cycle of assistants (Bill Parcells, John Fox, Bill Belichick) becoming NFL head coaches.
With the Giants, Donohue not only worked with team assistants, but helped manage the draft, recruit and negotiate contracts with players.
Donohue is survived by his wife, Elaine, two children and a daughter-in-law, as well as several grandchildren.