The North Carolina State Wolfpack announced today that they had hired Army AD Boo Corrigan to be their next Athletic Director in Raleigh.
While this might come as a surprise to some, I for one am not caught off guard by the news. Corrigan, who has led Army to some great new heights in his tenure as AD since 2011 was bound to pick up a “bigger” job soon.
He oversaw the hiring of Jeff Monken as head football coach, which has led to an unprecedented turnaround for the Black Knights program, culminating in three straight wins over Navy, back-to-back Commander-in-Chief’s Trophies, back-to-back 10 win seasons, and the first 11 win season in Army football history.
Corrigan also added three varsity sports during his tenure, overseeing women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s rugby in a transition to varsity status. He has done an excellent job fundraising as well.
Perhaps the only thing I still question was his rebrand to Army West Point and the weird “rollout” he did in front of the Corps of Cadets of said rebrand. But, hey, I’m a Navy guy after all, so what do I know?
What can’t be argued is that Army is in a much better spot now than when he arrived and the majority of that has to do with the resurrection of a dormant football program under the guidance of Monken.
For his efforts, Corrigan was named the 2017 NACDA AD of the Year and the writing began to be on the wall that eventually a higher paying program was going to come calling.
Army has said they will name an interim AD and of course begin a national search immediately. This will be the second change in service academy AD’s this year as Nathan Pine was hired at Air Force in the last month as well.
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the @GoArmyWestPoint Athletic Director over the past 8 years. My family and I love West Point and will miss the West Point community tremendously. We are excited to announce our next adventure with @PackAthletics. BEAT NAVY!— Boo Corrigan (@BooCorrigan) January 30, 2019
Good luck in Raleigh and with the Pack Boo!