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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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April 18
L, 8-3
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
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April 18
L, 10-7
Albany
Albany, N.Y. (John Fallon Field)
RECAP
April 18
W, 7-0
IUPUI
Indianapolis, Ind. (West Indy Racquet Club)
RECAP
April 20
6:05 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, IN
April 20
6:00 PM
Boston College
Brighton, Mass. (Brighton Fields)
April 20
11:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 20
4:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 20
5:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
April 20
All Day
USA Fencing North American Cup
Richmond, Va.
April 20
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, N.C. (Old North State Club)
April 21
12:30 PM
Blue-Gold Game
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBCSN
April 21
2:05 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, IN
April 21
1:00 PM
Boston College
Brighton, Mass. (Brighton Fields)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 21
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas
April 21
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.
April 21
1:00 PM
San Diego State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, North Carolina
April 21
All Day
Vs. Ohio State & Duke
Columbus, Ohio
April 21
All Day
USA Fencing North American Cup
Richmond, Va.
April 21
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, N.C. (Old North State Club)
April 22
1:05 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, IN
April 22
12:00 PM
Boston College
Brighton, Mass. (Brighton Fields)
April 22
3:00 PM
Indiana
Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 22
12:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Complex)
April 22
12:30 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, North Carolina
April 22
All Day
ACC Championship
New London, N.C. (Old North State Club)
April 22
All Day
USA Fencing North American Cup
Richmond, Va.
April 23
All Day
USA Fencing North American Cup
Richmond, Va.
April 23
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, North Carolina
April 24
6:05 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, IN
April 24
5:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 25
TBA
ACC Championships First Round
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Park)
April 25
TBA
ACC Championships First Round
Cary, N.C. (Cary Tennis Park)
April 26
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 26
TBA
ACC Championship First Round
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
April 27
6:05 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, IN
April 27
6:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 27
6:30 PM
Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
April 27
9:00 AM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich.
April 27
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Charlottesville, Va.

ESPNU
April 28
1:05 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, IN

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
Strikeout ALS Game
April 28
3:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 28
11:00 AM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich.
April 28
All Day
Dale England Cup
Bloomington, Ind.
April 29
1:05 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, IN
April 29
12:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championship
Charlottesville, Va.

ESPNU
May 1
6:05 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, IN

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
May 4
6:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, IN

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
May 4
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.
May 5
2:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, IN

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
May 5
1:00 PM
Army West Point
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 6
1:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, IN

ACC Network Extra
103.1 FM
May 7
All Day
NCAA Regional
TBD
May 8
All Day
NCAA Regional
TBD
May 9
TBA
ACC Championship
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
May 9
All Day
NCAA Regional
TBD

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