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Army athletics director Boo Corrigan set to succeed Debbie Yow at NC State

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Hey, Boo.

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It appears NC State has its successor to athletics director Debbie Yow, who is retiring later this year. Per reports from Inside Pack Sports and The Wolfpacker, Army AD Boo Corrigan has been tabbed for the job.

Corrigan has been running the Army athletics department since 2011 and has had interest from power-conference schools before—most recently, he was a serious candidate for the UVA AD job.

He has an impressive run of accomplishments at Army that extend beyond winning on the field—or, pardon me, the “fields of friendly strife,” as they say at West Point—including engaging alumni to improve fundraising and working with Nike to rebrand the department. You can read more about him here and here.

Of course, the biggest litmus test for an AD is how he or she handles the revenue sports. Corrigan hired Jeff Monken to take over the football program in 2014, and that’s been a resounding success. Prior to Monken’s arrival, Army had one winning season in this century. They’ve now been to three straight bowl games and are coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons.

Corrigan is the son of former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan, and he’s also spent time as an athletics administrator at Navy, Duke, and Notre Dame.

UPDATE: This hire is official.