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Boo Corrigan, “Navigating the New College Athletics Landscape in Uncertain Times” (October 28)
October 28, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Boo Corrigan, Athletics Director, North Carolina State University
Navigating the New College Athletics Landscape in Uncertain Times
Boo Corrigan joined NC State as Director of Athletics on April 30, 2019. Prior to joining NC State, Corrigan served as director of athletics at West Point for eight years. Under his leadership, Army excelled in competition but also surpassed ambitious fundraising goals, upgraded several facilities, added three varsity sports and created a new brand identity, all while cadet-athletes raised the bar academically.
Corrigan is no stranger to the Atlantic Coast Conference. He spent much of his youth in Charlottesville while his father, Gene, served as Virginia’s athletic director from 1971-81. Before joining Army, Corrigan worked for three years in the athletic department at Duke, serving as senior associate athletic director for external affairs. He also served as assistant director of marketing at Florida State University for four years and as associate athletic director for marketing at the University of Notre Dame for five years. Outside of the ACC, Corrigan spent three years as associate athletic director for marketing at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Throughout his career, Corrigan has placed a consistent emphasis on student-athlete wellness, prioritizing mental health and social-media training. He was named a 2017 Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. At NC State, Corrigan leads a program that includes 23 teams, revenue of about $86 million and more than 200 full-time employees.