Corrigall played football in high school at Scollard Hall, a private boy's school in North Bay, Ontario. He played his college football at Kent State University. During his outstanding university career, Corrigall was selected Most Valuable Sophomore, Best Defensive Lineman, Most Inspirational Player and he was the first Kent State player to be selected to the first team All-Mid-American Conference for three consecutive years. His jersey number 79 was retired by Kent State when he graduated.
In 1994, Corrigall returned to his alma materKent State University as head football coach. The program had been struggling for years when he arrived and had just come off a winless 0-11 season in 1993. Although some progress was made, the Golden Flashes best season under Corrigall, a 3-8 season, proved to be his last in 1997. At that time, the three wins in 1997 were the most wins for Kent State since 1988. Corrigall had an overall record of 8-35-1 in four seasons.