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Assistant athletics director Brian Boulac, with 39 years of experience on the Notre Dame athletic staff as both a coach and administrator, is the general manager of the Joyce Center at Notre Dame. In that role, Boulac is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the building, including personnel management, budget management, crowd control, technical services, custodial services and special events.

Boulac has been serving as an assistant athletic director and is in his 22nd year of working in the day-to-day operation of the Notre Dame athletic department. After 13 years as a member of the Irish football coaching staff (1970-82), Boulac moved into the administrative ranks in March 1983.

He also has worked with fellow Notre Dame administrators Charmelle Green and Mike Karwoski in the student development area. Boulac previously had served as an administrator for numerous Irish teams, including men's and women's track & field/cross country, men's and women's swimming & diving, softball, hockey, volleyball, baseball and men's and women's fencing. He also served as an athletic department liaison with the admissions and financial aid departments.

Boulac spent four seasons (1989-92) as the first head coach of the Notre Dame women's softball team. During his tenure, he guided the Irish to four 30-win seasons, including Midwestern Collegiate Conference tournament titles in 1990 and 1991, and the league's regular season title in 1992. In 1989, the first varsity season for the program, he was selected as MCC Coach of the Year.

Boulac was an eight-year member of the NCAA Division I Fencing Committee and served as chairman of that committee in 1996-97. He is a member of the United States Fencing Association college and high school advisory committee.

The Olympia, Wash., native spent the last seven years of his coaching career as recruiting coordinator for the Notre Dame football program, in addition to coaching the offensive and defensive lines, receivers and special teams at different times. He also served as administrative assistant to head coach Dan Devine for two years and assistant head coach under Gerry Faust. Boulac was a member of the coaching staff for eight seasons that culminated in postseason bowl appearances, including six Irish victories (three Cotton, one Orange, one Sugar, one Gator). In addition, he was the offensive line coach on Notre Dame's 1973 and 1977 national championship teams, while also adding the recruiting coordinator title with the '77 staff.

A three-year member of the football team, Boulac earned monograms as a player at Notre Dame in 1960 and 1961. Following his graduation from the University in 1963, he had a tryout with the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals, but elected to stay on campus as a graduate assistant coach from 1963-65. He served as assistant freshman football coach in 1966-67 (also helping the 1966 varsity team win a national championship), while working toward his master's degree, which he earned in 1965.

Boulac, who spent two summers in a Peace Corps-type program (CILA) in Lima, Peru, and served 20 months in the Army Medical Service Corps on active duty, remained at Notre Dame through 1968, doing doctoral work.

Boulac earned 10 letters in high school while playing football, baseball, basketball and track, garnering all-state honors in football and basketball.

Born May 8, 1941, Boulac and his wife, Micki (a 1983 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School), have four daughters, all of whom are Notre Dame graduates: Dawn, Denise, Debbie and Dyan, three of whom (Dawn, Debbie and Dyan) earned monograms with various Irish athletic teams.

Brian Boulac
Brian  Boulac

Position:
Assistant Athletics Director

First Year at ND:
1970

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January 23
W, 7-0
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP
January 25
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Penn.
January 26
5:30 PM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 26
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 26
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
8:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
January 27
10:00 AM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 27
2:00 PM
Texas
Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 27
2:00 PM
Eastern Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 27
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 27
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.

ESPN2
Pulse FM. 96.9 / 92.1
WatchESPN
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
TBA
Tennessee or Minnesota
Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 29
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

ESPN
February 1
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACCNE
February 2
4:00 PM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 2
6:30 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)

BTN
February 3
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN or ESPN2
February 3
9:45 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 3
12:00 PM
Boston College
Dedham, Mass. (Dedham Health & Athletic Complex)
February 3
1:00 PM
Ball State and Green Bay
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 3
4:00 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C.

ESPN2
February 4
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 6
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
February 9
11:00 AM
Seattle
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 3)
February 9
7:15 PM
Saint Marys
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 9
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 9
2:00 PM
Spire D-1 Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 9
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBCSN
February 9
All Day
Florida State Match-Up
Tallahassee, Florida
February 10
4:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN or ESPN2
February 10
1:30 PM
South Dakota
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 10
9:30 PM
Arizona State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 10
10:00 AM
Spire D-1 Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 10
10:00 AM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 10
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
All Day
Florida State Match-Up
Tallahassee, Florida
February 10
All Day
Duke Duals
Durham, N.C.
February 10
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
February 11
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind.

RSN
February 11
1:30 PM
Fresno State
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 1)
February 11
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
February 11
1:00 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 11
All Day
Ohio State Winter Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
February 11
All Day
Florida State Match-Up
Tallahassee, Florida
February 11
All Day
Duke Duals
Durham, N.C.
February 12
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN
February 12
All Day
Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate
Mobile, Ala. (Magnolia Grove GC)

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