Corrigan named Men's Soccer Associate Head Coach

WASHINGTON – CUA Head Coach Travis Beauchamp announced on Tuesday that Mike Corrigan has been elevated to Associate Head Coach.  A 2003 CUA graduate, Corrigan has been a member of the Cardinals staff for the last nine seasons.

"I am honored to be elevated to Associate Head Coach," Corrigan said.  "I have had a chance to watch this program grow over the past 13 seasons as a player and a coach; Travis has put together something special, and I am glad to be a part of it."

He continued, "The program has come a long way, but much work still remains to achieve the goals we, as a staff, have."

Corrigan was a standout midfielder for CUA, serving as captain for the Cardinals, and also earning team MVP and Harris Cup honors his senior season.  At the time, Corrigan's graduating class was CUA's all-time winningest group, and he holds the men's soccer record for all-time minutes played. 

Corrigan graduated from CUA with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. 

"Mike has been involved in the program from every angle; he was recruited, played here, and is now an alum," Beauchamp said. 

"He does things the right way and is a great person for our guys to model.  His commitment and loyalty to Catholic University athletics has been a constant for the past 13 years and I have no doubt that he will continue to hold a high standard for himself and everyone involved with CUA soccer."

Prior to CUA, Corrigan graduated from James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Md.  Outside of coaching, Corrigan works at Northrop Gruman and is currently pursuing a dual degree in business administration and technology management from the University of Maryland.

Corrigan has worked at a number of soccer camps throughout the years, including at CUA, the University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut and the Rumsey Hall Soccer Academy.

During Corrigan's time as a CUA coach, the Cardinals have won 81 matches, including 14 this past season, in addition to two Landmark Conference championships, and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

"Having a chance to continue to work at my Alma Mater is a real gift; one I cherish each and every day, whether it is at practice, on the road recruiting or in the middle of a big game.  Catholic University has given so much to me and holds a special place in my heart, and I'm privileged to be able to give back."

Corrigan's wife, the former Christine Thornton, graduated from CUA in 2005 and was the first lacrosse All-American at the school.