JIM CORRIGAN Interim Head Coach
Became ODU's interim head coach on Feb. 5, 2013. The Monarchs went 3-5, averaging 73.5 points per game and defeating the CAA's regular season champions Northeastern in Boxton, 81-74, as well as beating Drexel in Philadelphia, 78-66.
The consistent rise of the Monarch program has been due in large part to the tireless efforts of veteran Jim Corrigan who is in his 19th year on the Monarchs staff and his 25th overall on the collegiate level. During that stretch, Corrigan has been a part of five CAA Championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances as well as the last eight straight seasons of national post season play.
In 2012,Bleacher Report named Corrigan as one of the nation's top 15 assistant coaches.
Fox Sports Jeff Goodman recently named Corrigan as the top assistant in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Jim is involved in every aspect of the Monarch program including recruiting, scouting, scheduling, player development, and academic monitoring of the team members. In all, his extensive experience has helped lead the Monarchs to eight straight post season tournaments. Collegeinsider.com rated Corrigan as one of the five top Mid-Major Assistant Coaches in the nation.
During his tenure, Corrigan has helped the Monarchs win five CAA championships, make four trips to the NCAA Tournament as well as two NIT tournament appearances, and a CBI post season appearance. Last year, the Monarchs captured the inaugural College Basketball Insider.com title. The 2006 Monarchs reached the NIT semi-finals with a trip to Madison Square Garden. In the last eight years, ODU has won more games than (195) any Virginia Division I program for an average of 24.3 wins per year.
Under Corrigan's leadership 19 Monarchs have been named All-Conference, two were Rookies of the Year, three players of the year, three defensive players of the year and ten to the CAA All-Defensive squad. Nine freshman were named to the CAA All-Rookie team.
Corrigan put together a schedule that allowed Old Dominion to receive an at-large bid to the 2007 NCAA Tournament for the first time in 21 years.
Corrigan has an extensive international recruiting experience, with players from Australia, Lithuania, The Ivory Coast, Canada, Finland and Denmark. Four of those student athletes earned All-Conference honors and one was the CAA Player of the Year and Tournament MVP.
The student athletes he has recruited have also been outstanding in the classroom as two were named CAA Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Jim began his coaching career at Northern High School in Durham, NC., where he served as an assistant for two years under head coach Kevin Billerman. From there he moved to his alma mater, Bishop McGuinness High School in Winston-Salem, NC. After one season as the junior varsity and varsity assistant, Jim was elevated to head coach.
During his four years as head coach at McGuinness, he achieved several milestones. His teams compiled a record of 90-42, and reached the North Carolina State Finals each of the last three years he was the head coach, culminating in the 1987 state championship. During that run, McGuinness twice set school records for wins in a season with 26 in 1984-85, and 27 in 1985-86. Twice his teams were invited to the prestigious Alhambra Invitational Tournament, and finished with a 77-25 record those last three seasons.
Corrigan was named Coach of the Year in the conference and on the state level in North Carolina three times. From there, Jim moved to William and Mary where he was an assistant coach from 1987-94.
In high school, Jim was named All-City and All-County as a senior at McGuinness and led the city in scoring at 26 points per game. He turned down numerous scholarships to attend Duke University where he walked on to the team and earned a scholarship under head coach Bill Foster. While at Duke, the Blue Devils won two Atlantic Coast Tournament championships and played in three NCAA tournaments, including the 1978 A Final Four.
As a senior at Duke, the Blue Devils were ranked number one in the country as well as the number one amateur team in the world. That year, Corrigan received the Ted Mann award as the non-starter who contributed the most to team morale. Duke reached the NCAA quarterfinals.
Jim is currently president of the assistant coaches committee of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Jim and has a daughter, Keenan (23), a graduate of Duke, and sons Cole (19), a sophomore at ODU and Drew (17). Jim graduated from Duke in 1980 with a degree in management science.