Jim Corrigan is in his sixth year on the Monarch staff. His primary coaching responsibilities are working with the perimeter players. He is involved in the everyday aspect in the operation of the program including recruiting, scouting and academic monitoring of the team members.
Corrigan began his coaching career at Northern Durham High School in Durham, NC., as an assistant to then head coach Kevin Billerman. After two successful seasons he moved to Bishop McGuiness High School in Winston-Salem, NC., where he spent one year as the junior varsity coach before becoming the varsity head coach for four years. During his four seasons at McGuiness, Corrigan took his team to three straight North Carolina State Finals, winning the 1986-87 championship.
Corrigan was named North Carolina State Coach of the Year once and Conference Coach of the Year three times during that stretch. Also, McGuiness compiled a 77-25 record and twice set school records for wins in a season during that same period. In 1987, he became an assistant at William and Mary where he served under Chuck Swenson for seven years.
Corrigan was an All-City/All County player in high school where he averaged 26 points per game as a senior. He then went on to a career at Duke University under then coach Bill Foster. While at Duke, the Blue Devils recorded two Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and three trips to the NCAA tournament, including the 1978 FINAL FOUR. During the 1979-80 season Duke was ranked #1 in the country, as well as the number one amateur team in the world.
Jim and his wife Sonja, have a daughter, Keenan (10) a son, Cole (6), and Drew(4). Their daughter Kennan starred in Oprah Winfrey's 1998 TV movie "The Wedding" and is a frequent star in commercials. Jim graduated from Duke in 1980 with a degree in business management.