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Eugene F. Corrigan is an American former lacrosse player, coach of lacrosse and soccer, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head men's lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee University from 1956 to 1958 and at the University of Virginia from 1959 to 1967, compiling a career college lacrosse record of 67–64. Corrigan was also the head men's soccer coach at Washington and Lee from 1955 to 1957 and at Virginia from 1958 to 1965, tallying a career college soccer mark of 55–49–9. From 1981 to 1987 Corrigan was the athletic director at the University of Notre Dame. He served as the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) from 1987 to 1997.

Gene Corrigan
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1958Washington and Lee
1955–1957Washington and Lee
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1969–1971Washington and Lee
1981–1987Notre Dame
1987–1997ACC (commissioner)
Head coaching record
Overall67–64 (lacrosse)
55–49–9 (soccer)

Corrigan was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Corrigan is the father of Boo Corrigan, athletic director at North Carolina State University.


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