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NCSU’s next AD will come from West Point

January 31, 2019
No stranger to the ACC, Boo Corrigan begins work as NC State's athletics director on May 1. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Military Academy.

On Wednesday, North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced that Boo Corrigan, most recently director of athletics at the U.S. Military Academy, will take over that role at NC State after the planned retirement this year of Debbie Yow.

A press conference to introduce Corrigan is planned for Thursday at 10 a.m.

Corrigan will lead NC State’s athletics program of 23 teams, revenue of about $86 million per year and more than 200 full-time employees. His first official day on the job is May 1.

State offered Corrigan a guaranteed base salary of $525,000 per year, an additional $525,000 in annual supplemental compensation. He can earn bonuses if his teams meet academic and athletic goals.

In eight years at West Point, Corrigan he upgraded several facilities, added three varsity sports and created a new brand identity. He was named the 2017 Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Corrigan is no stranger to the ACC. He got his bachelor’s bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and is married to a UVa grad. His wife, Kristen Aceto, played field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Virginia, and earned a master’s degree from the school. The couple have three children, Finley (17), Tre (15) and Brian (14).

Yow, the sister of the late Kay Yow, who coached the Wolfpack women’s basketball team to a 680-325 record from 1975 to 2009, was hired by State in 2010. She announced last fall that the 2018-19 academic year would be her last.

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