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NEWS: Board of Trustees Approves New Contract for Corrigan

February 16, 2024

Board of Trustees Approves New Contract for Corrigan

RALEIGH, NC -- The NC State Board of Trustees has approved a new contract for Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan, who has served in that role since April 2019. His contract will now run through June of 2029.

During Corrigan’s tenure, NC State Athletics has excelled in its mission to ‘strengthen the Pack through the development of think and do student-athletes. Competitively, the Wolfpack has posted back-to-back top 20 finishes in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, which measures all-sport success. NC State’s No. 19 ranking following the 2022-23 athletic year marked the first time the Pack has finished in the top 25 in three consecutive years and was the third-highest final ranking in school history.

“Under Boo’s outstanding leadership, NC State Athletics is experiencing new levels of competitive, academic, and financial success,” said Chancellor Randy Woodson. “We are fortunate to have such an experienced and well-respected leader to help us navigate through the ever-changing landscape of college athletics.”

Since he arrived in Raleigh, NC State has won 16 ACC team championships – three more than any other league school during that time frame. Women’s cross country has brought home three consecutive national titles, with its 2021 championship marking the first NCAA title ever by a Wolfpack women’s team and the school’s first national team title in any sport since 1983.

In 2022-23, the Wolfpack won a combined total of 37 individual and team titles on the conference and national levels. Four NC State teams won ACC titles in 2022-23 (cross country, men’s swimming, wrestling, and women’s tennis), while six teams finished in the top 10 nationally. NC State was one of just eight Division I schools to advance to the postseason in all of its “Big Four” sports: football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and baseball last year.

The Wolfpack has also excelled academically. NC State registered a 993 in the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR), the highest mark in school history. Ten teams earned a perfect 1000, while 19 teams boasted marks above the national average for their sport.

“I appreciate Chancellor Woodson and the Board of Trustees for their continued trust and support and to our coaches, staff, and student-athletes who work tirelessly every day to strengthen our Pack,” said Corrigan.

The student-athlete and fan experience has been greatly enhanced under Corrigan by improvements to the Wolfpack’s facilities, which include new nutrition centers in Weisiger-Brown and the Murphy Center; renovations to the Case Academic Center, the football weight room, and the Dail Center’s player lounge for men’s basketball; locker room renovations for women’s track and field/cross country, women’s basketball and wrestling; new field surfaces at Dail Soccer Stadium and Doak Park; and, of course, the new video board and sound system at Carter-Finley Stadium, which is one of the largest in the nation. There are also ongoing improvements to baseball’s home, Doak Park, in process.

Under Corrigan’s veteran leadership, annual giving increased 13 percent year-over-year this past academic year, with nearly 1,000 new donors joining the Wolfpack Club.

Corrigan was named a Cushman & Wakefield Athletics Director of the Year for 2022. It marked the second time in six years that Corrigan was honored, as he was named a 2017 Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics while he was the leader at Army.

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