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Former UCLA Football Coach Terry Donahue Diagnosed With Cancer

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Former UCLA football coach Terry Donahue has been diagnosed with cancer, the team said in a statement.

According to the statement, Donahue underwent surgery this past Friday at UCSD's Jacobs Medical Center and was released from the hospital a few days later.

He is expected to begin chemotherapy following his recovery from the surgery.

"Former head coach Terry Donahue is recovering from surgery following a recent cancer diagnosis. We wish Coach the best in his fight and look forward to seeing him back on the sideline," the team said in a statement.

Donahue is the winningest coach in UCLA football history with a career record of 151-74-8 during his 20 years as the team's head coach. In those 20 seasons, Donahue led the team to 13 postseason berths and ended with an 8-4-1 record in those bowl games - and an impressive 3-1 record in the Rose Bowl.

Donahue finished his career as a two-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year and a five Pac-10 championships. He went on to become the director of player personnel for the San Francisco 49ers before taking over for Bill Walsh as general manager from 2001-05.

He was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1997 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.