JACK CORRIGAN celebrates his 34th season broadcasting Major League Baseball and his 17th campaign with KOA NewsRadio and the Rockies Radio Network.
Corrigan came to Colorado after 17 years in the Cleveland Indians television booth. In addition to his work in baseball, Corrigan has been involved with play-by-play and color commentary for the Cleveland Cavaliers telecasts in the NBA and spent more than fifteen years as the lead announcer for college football and basketball games for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Ivy League, Mid-American Conference and Patriot League, among others.
In the summer of 2005, Jack published his first novel, Warning Track, a book about an aging baseball player dealing with the lure and repercussions of supplement use. His second novel is titled Night of Destiny: 24 December 1944. It is a fictionalized account of an incident in World War II that involved his late father, Judge John V. Corrigan. Hit and Run, a sequel to Warning Track, is awaiting publication.
A native Clevelander, Jack is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and Cornell University, where he played football for four seasons while earning a B.A. in History. He received a Master’s degree in Communications from Kent State University. He is involved with his own video company that has produced more than 75 projects for sports entities and other commercial and non-profit organizations.
Jack and his wife, Lisa, have been married 41 years and they have two children. Megan, a graduate of Mercyhurst University, and her husband, John, live in Colorado with their sons, James and Daniel. Michael, a Loyola Marymount University graduate, and his husband, Eric, work in Chicago where he is the chief publicist for The Tie Bar Company.
Jack, a prostate cancer survivor, is active with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and other local groups in increasing awareness and raising funds for research. He is on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope/Girls Hope, a privately funded, non-profit, organization that helps at-risk children. Jack has served as a volunteer assistant football coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver for more than 10 years after filling a similar position in Cleveland at Saint Ignatius High School for 20 seasons.