Dec. 11, 2009

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame men’s lacrosse head coach Kevin Corrigan has received the Frenchy Julien Service Award from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). The award is presented in honor of former Chief Referee, Joseph R. “Frenchy” Julien for outstanding and continuous service to the sport.

Corrigan has been Notre Dame’s head coach for the past 21 seasons and he has compiled a 196-96 record at the school. His Fighting Irish squads have won 14 conference titles and finished in the top 20 of the national rankings on 16 occasions. Corrigan has guided the Irish to 13 NCAA Championship appearances, including four trips to the quarterfinals and a berth into the national semifinals in 2001.

This past season, Corrigan and the Fighting Irish went 15-1 to post school records in wins and winning percentage. Notre Dame matched a program record by reaching No. 2 in the national polls. The Irish led the nation in goals-against average (6.19) and earned the seventh seed in the NCAA Championship.

Corrigan has served the USILA in several capacities. Eleven years ago he started as the NCAA Division I representative to the USILA Board of Directors and eight years later he was promoted to the Presidents position. During his term as president, Corrigan spent endless hours dealing with ethics issues, officiating fees and meetings.