OFFICIAL: Ferrum hires Corrigan as new Head Basketball Coach

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I teased this one on Twitter over the weekend. It’s now a done deal…

Director of Athletics John Sutyak has announced the hiring of Pat Corrigan as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ferrum College.

Corrigan served as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Ferrum in 2018-19, then was promoted to Associate Head Coach for the 2019-20 season. He helped the Panthers post a 15-12 record during his second season, highlighted by a pair of wins over nationally ranked Guilford College (#19) and the programs first ever win in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament.

“I am happy to welcome Pat Corrigan back to Ferrum College,” said Sutyak. “His experience at not just Ferrum and in the ODAC, but at the NCAA Division I and II levels during his career, will continue to move us forward as we strive to compete for a conference championship. His enthusiasm for Ferrum and the game of basketball is contagious and we can’t wait to get the season started.”

Corrigan returns to Ferrum from Cal Poly Pomona, an NCAA Division II program in Pomona, California. At Cal Poly Pomona, Corrigan served as Assistant Coach with the Broncos, which closed out the 2021-22 season with a 13-10 record, including an appearance in the NCAA Div. II West Region Championship Tournament quarterfinals.

At Cal Poly Pomona, Corrigan spent the 2020-21 year as Director of College Placement and UA Coach for West Coast Elite, the largest AAU organization and event operator on the west coast. During that year he also served as an assistant coach at Windward High School.

Corrigan served five seasons on the men’s basketball coaching staff at NCAA Division I UNC Charlotte from 2015-2018. He was the Associate Director of Basketball Operations for his last three years, and a program assistant/graduate assistant the first two years. During his five years with the 49ers, a highlight of the program was winning the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament with a win over #14 Michigan. Corrigan worked for Alan Major, Ryan Odom, and Mark Price and saw 10 players sign professional contracts.

“I want to thank John Sutyak and Dr. Johns for trusting me with leading the men’s basketball program,” said Corrigan. “It is an honor and dream come true to be named the head coach and I can’t wait to get started with the team and start building something special together. We are going to have a team first mentality, and strive daily to improve in all facets of life. We are going to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence on the court, and preparing to compete in the ODAC. Let’s go Panthers!”

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Corrigan was a four-year point guard at Hampden-Sydney College, where he was a part of the ODAC regular season championship team that went to the NCAA tournament in 2013. He served as team captain his senior year and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Math and Psychology in 2013.

Corrigan begins back at Ferrum on June 27.

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