Former Notre Dame Athletics Director Gene Corrigan passes away

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame Athletics Director Gene Corrigan passed away on Saturday at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Corrigan, 91, was the seventh Director of Athletics at Notre Dame from 1981 to 1987.

He was later the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference from 1987-95 before serving as president of the NCAA from 1995-97

NDWBB Coach Muffet McGraw is now the only Varisty Head Coach hired by Corrigan that remains at the University.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity Gene gave me when he hired me and his support for women’s athletics,” McGraw said. “I had such a great respect for him. He was so highly admired in all of sport and he always inspired people to be their best. He’s a great role model for coaches to look up to.”

Memorial services for Gene Corrigan have not yet been released. 

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