Not too long after the initial report from Inside Pack Sports, NC State confirmed Boo Corrigan as its new director of athletics. He will take over for Debbie Yow, who has run NC State’s athletics department since 2010. Her contract is set to expire in July 2019. Corrigan is the son of former ACC Commissioner and Duke graduate Gene Corrigan.
To officially announce the hire, a press conference is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.
— Fred Demarest (@Fred_Demarest) January 30, 2019
NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson on the decision:
With Debbie’s retirement as NC State’s athletics director, it was critical that we find a leader that could build on the unprecedented success we have enjoyed during her tenure. In Boo we have found a very successful leader who puts student-athletes first, builds strong relationships both internally and externally, and is committed to the development of coaches and staff to achieve at a very high level. I could not be more excited about the future of NC State Athletics.
Boo Corrigan: Job Experience
Over the last two decades, Corrigan has worked his way up the job ladder in college athletics. He spent three years as the associate athletic director for marketing at the Naval Academy (2002-04); after that, he was an associate athletic director at Notre Dame (2004-08). In 2008, he joined Duke as senior associate director of athletics for external affairs at Duke University. Then in Feb. 2011, he joined Army as its athletic director.
Corrigan on the job opportunity in Raleigh:
NC State is a special institution with a long, proud athletic history and an incredible fan base. I’m excited to work with the university’s outstanding coaches, talented student-athletes and dedicated staff to build on the strong foundation developed over the last several years and look forward to moving NC State to even higher levels in all aspects of the student-athlete experience.