Mr. Boo Corrigan
United States Military Academy
Boo Corrigan is the Athletic Director at USMA. During his tenure, Corrigan has strengthened and expanded Army Athletics' relationships with the Nike and Coca-Cola corporations, and 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. Corrigan spearheaded changes in the Army A Club and ticket operations raising more than $20 million dollars, and he has led a strategic planning process that developed a new mission statement and goals for the department.
In his first full year at West Point, Corrigan oversaw a program that won three Patriot League championships, and eighteen cadets earned a major athletic award from their conferences. Cadet-athletes have continued to thrive in the classroom under Corrigan's watch. In 2011-12, Army had five Academic All-Americans, including four first-team selections. The Black Knights' football team boasted two first-team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2011, a first for the program since 1957. The Black Knights also boasted three Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Former football standout Andrew Rodriguez became the first Army player to win the Willam V. Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation's top football scholar-athlete and the Amateur Athletic Union's James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the country. Rodriguez 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 Emmy Award winning documentary, "Game of Honor," that chronicled the Black Knights' 2011 football season. 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. Prior to arriving at West Point, Corrigan was the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Duke University and oversaw 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. 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, 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 (11), Tre (9) and Brian (8). He is the youngest of seven children of Gene and Lena Corrigan.