Coach Donovan has been serving as Coach Farroba's top aide since 1997. Since joining the Bridgewater State men's basketball staff, Coach Donovan has been primarily involved in the areas of scouting of opponents, coordination of the Bears' defensive schemes and the development of the squad's "post players". Among his stellar students are former MASCAC Player of the Year Harry Grabert ('02) and two-time All-MASCAC performers Peter Santos ('05), and David Rukstalis ('06). All three players rank among the top fifteen 1,000-point scorers in BSU men's basketball history.
A noted speaker at basketball camps and clinics up and down the East Coast, Mike is known as a true teacher of the fundamentals of the game, largely based upon his tutelage under coaching great Joe O'Brien as a member of the great Division II teams at Assumption college in the mid-70's. In addition, almost 30 years as a basketball professional (both coaching and officiating) make his extensive contacts invaluable to the ongoing recruiting effort. "Coach D" currently serves as the Home Events Manager in the BSU Athletics Department. He and his wife, Marcia, are the parents of former Bridgewater State Women's Lacrosse Coach Josh Hexter (now the head coach at Division I Elon University).