Corrigan returns to Ferrum as men’s hoops head coach

FERRUM, Va. – 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.

“The biggest thing for me was the familiarity with the school and athletic department,” Corrigan said in a Zoom interview. For my time being there from 2018-2020 we saw some success and really enjoyed my time and the relationships I built with the guys on the team, athletic department, the school and the community.”

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.

“Being in southern California the last two years was really challenging in having to create a new network but I’m really thankful and appreciative of my time there,” said Corrigan.

In terms of his style of coaching, Corrigan said it’s relationship based and getting to know his players personally and on an individual level. “I just ask them to compete and be a good teammate. We want to compete everyday and just bring it.”

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.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Corrigan is familiar with the ODAC after being a four-year point guard at Hampden-Sydney College, where he was a part of the conference 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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Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.