Eugene F. Corrigan
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School/Affiliation:Duke University
Inducted As:Contributor
Gene is being inducted to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame as " an individiual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional service to the game". A 1951 graduate of Duke University, Gene received Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1950 and 1951. He was also selected Duke University's Most Valuable Player in 1951. He was a player in the 1951 North/South Collegiate All-Star Game. Following college, Gene became the head lacrosse coach at St. Paul's School in Baltimore from 1952-1955. He was the head lacrosse coach at Washington & Lee College from 1955-1958, and the University of Virginia 1958-1967. He arranged the first trip ever of a lacrosse team to Australia in 1959. Gene also arranged visits of English and Australian teams to the US in 1961and 1962. He has been an Athletic Director at Washington & Lee College, the University of Virginia and the University of Notre Dame. Gene, a member of a family whose last name many consider synonymous with lacrosse, formerly was the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.He is now retired and resides with his family in Charlottesville, Viriginia.
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