A familiar face to the Kent State football program is once again patrolling the sidelines in Portage County – Albeit in the blue and red of the Hiram College Terriers.
Jim Corrigal, who coached the Flashes from 1994-1997, recently joined the coaching staff at the division III school. He will be an assistant coach and coach the defensive ends.
The three-time All Mid-American Conference and All-American Linebacker/ defensive tackle graduated from Kent State in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in history and government.
Directly preceding the great Jack Lambert, Corrigal was the first Kent State player to have his jersey retired as well as the first KSU player to earn All-conference honors three consecutive years. He was also the first Kent State player to be named captain two consecutive years.
On Oct. 11, 1969 Corrigal recorded 24 tackles against Western Michigan, which was then a record. Lambert set the bar even higher in 1972, recording 29 tackles against Toledo.
During his four-year coaching tenure with the Flashes he won eight games and lost 35 with one tie. Six of the eight wins came within Mid-American Conference play. Corrigal also served as assistant Athletic Director from 1990-1993. He has also coached at Akron, North Carolina State and Miami (Ohio).