Boo Corrigan was named the Academy's director of athletics on Feb. 1, 2011. "We have an opportunity to work every day with a truly exceptional group of young people," Corrigan said. "The opportunities they receive through intercollegiate athletics will help shape their own leadership styles as they become officers in the U.S. Army. We have a great team that focuses daily on our cadet-athletes. We strive to enhance their overall experience as they develop into the leaders our nation needs."
In his short time as athletic director, Corrigan has strengthened and expanded Army Athletics' relationships in several key areas. In his tenure, Army has secured a new apparel agreement with Nike, a new pouring rights contract with Coke and bringing in the Aspire Group to enhance ticket sales and better serve Army season ticket holders. Corrigan also crafted the Team Army concept, a comprehensive plan designed to add significant value to Army's corporate sponsorships while maintaining the tradition of West Point Athletics.
Under Corrigan, Army has experienced incredible success on the fields of friendly strife, including winning the star series against Navy as well as the overall competition in 2013-14.
Corrigan, who has a proven record as a fundraiser, spearheaded changes in the Army A Club and ticket operations that have resulted in more than $20 million dollars in major gifts and record-setting annual giving during his tenure. During that time the funding for a new lacrosse facility, that is scheduled to break ground, was secured, while raising a record amount in each successive year.
In addition to his role in enhancing revenues for Army Athletics, Corrigan led a strategic planning process that developed a new mission statement and goals for the department.
In his first full three years at West Point, Corrigan has overseen a program that owns 11 Patriot League regular season or tournament championships and sent eight teams to the NCAA postseason (rifle). Thirty-three cadets have earned a major award from their conference.
Last season, Corrigan led Army Athletics to its first star series victory since 1996, going 12-11 in star series competitions against Navy. It was the 12th victory in the series for the Academy. West Point went 18-13 overall against the Mids during the year and has a 34-29-1 mark versus Navy in the last two seasons.
Army finished a very successful campaign in 2013-14 with an overall record of 235-173-7 for a .575 winning percentage, the highest mark since 2004-05.
In 2013-14, the Black Knights brought home league titles in men's tennis, baseball and women's basketball. Army won regular season titles in men's tennis and baseball, while the women's hoops squad won the league tournament and was a 13th seed in the NCAA Tournament. Ten of Army's squads participated in Patriot League postseason, while rifle earned an NCAA berth for the 11th-straight season.
In 2012-13 alone, Army accounted for more than 100 all-league citations. Hockey's Cheyne Rocha and lacrosse's Brendan Buckley each captured the Senior CLASS Award in their respective sports, making Army the only school in the nation to have multiple winners in 2012-13.
During the 2012-13 season, Army teams combined to post an overall record of 236-183-8 for a .562 winning percentage. The winter sports programs had their best season in five years as the women's basketball team won the Patriot League regular season title, the men's basketball team posted its first winning season in 28 years and the rifle squad advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 10th consecutive season.
It was also a great year in the competition against fellow service academies. Army split the season series versus Navy, 16-16-1, marking the best winning percentage against the Mids (.500) since 2004-05. The Black Knights owned a 4-2-1 record against Air Force, improving the record to 20-18-2 (.525) versus service academy foes in 2012-13.
Cadet-athletes have continued to thrive in the classroom under Corrigan's watch. In his two full years, Army has boasted seven Academic All-Americans, including six first-team selections. Lacrosse's Brendan Buckely became the first Army athlete to capture Academic All-American of the Year honors in 2012. In 2011, the Black Knights' football team boasted two first-team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, a first for the program since 1957. Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Army boasts six Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year, including Buckley, a two-time overall men's winner.
Twenty of Army's 24 NCAA programs scored above the national average in the 2013 NCAA APR report. The men's cross country and wrestling teams earned public recognition for finishing in the top 10 percent of their respective sport. The cross country squad boasted a perfect score of 1,000.
In addition, former football standout Andrew Rodriguez, Class of 2012, became the first Army player to win the National Football Foundation's Willam V. Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation's top football scholar-athlete. Rodriguez later was honored with the Amateur Athletic Union's James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the country. He was the first Army player to receive the award since 1946 and was just the third player in history (Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow) to win both the Campbell Trophy and Sullivan Award.
Army has been the focus of national attention since Corrigan's arrival. He was instrumental in supporting the CBS documentary, "Game of Honor," that chronicled the Black Knights' 2011 football season leading up to its annual showdown with arch-rival Navy. Not only was the two-hour program broadcast to a national audience on Showtime, but also won the Emmy Award for Best Sports Documentary. The Army football team was also the focus of a behind-the-scenes book titled, "Soldiers First," written by New York Times writer Joe Drape.
Corrigan has also made his mark on the aesthetics of historic Michie Stadium. In order to upgrade the appearance and provide a better experience for Army fans, Corrigan implemented a Michie Stadium branding and signage campaign that began in 2011. The first phase of the project was completed prior to the 2012 season.
In addition to his duties at West Point, Corrigan has been an active leader in the Patriot League, serving as chairman of the conference's Broadband Committee.
Corrigan, who was the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Duke University starting in August 2008, brings a wealth of leadership to his post. He is a proven administrator with 18 previous years of experience in all areas of revenue generation, external affairs, staff management and leadership.
Corrigan's chief responsibilities at Duke included the oversight of the Blue Devil corporate partnerships and the Marketing, Promotions, Ticket, Internet Operations, Sports Information and Video Services departments. In only two years at Duke, Corrigan was responsible for the negotiation of multi-media rights to ISP.
A supervisor of the 2009 NCAA Champion women's tennis and 2010 NCAA Champion men's lacrosse programs, Corrigan was a part of three NCAA Championships at Duke in just two seasons. He is currently a member of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules committee and the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse Committee, while serving on the Executive Budget Committee at Duke.
Prior to arriving at Duke in August of 2008, he oversaw Notre Dame's corporate relations and marketing as an associate athletic director for five years. During his stint at Notre Dame, Corrigan spearheaded the redesign of its official athletics website and creation of 15-20 hours of original video content weekly. That resulted in a 35 percent increase in page views and unique users. Corrigan also worked directly with ISP Sports, CSTV, and NBC Sports from a sales and marketing standpoint.
Before joining the staff at Notre Dame, Corrigan spent nearly three years as the associate athletic director for marketing at the United States Naval Academy. He was responsible for turning the marketing department from a deficit to profit in his first year with full budget responsibility for the department. Corrigan also was intimately involved with the re-branding of the Annual Giving Campaign (The Blue and Gold), which led to an increase of 75 percent year over year donations.
His collegiate experience also includes a stint as assistant director of marketing at Florida State from 1992-95.
Corrigan is a 1990 University of Notre Dame graduate with a degree in economics. He is married to the former Kristen Aceto, a former field hockey and lacrosse player at the University of Virginia who also earned a master's degree from the school. The couple has three children, Finley, Tre and Brian. He is the youngest of seven children of Gene and Lena Corrigan.