Boston College names Patrick Kraft as school’s new athletic director


Boston College has crammed its emptiness at athletic director following the Martin Jarmond’s departure for UCLA in May.

Dr. Patrick Kraft, the previously the athletic director at Temple University, has agreed to go to Boston College in the identical function. The contract is reportedly a five-year deal.

Kraft had been Temple’s athletic director since May 2015, and was the deputy athletic director for 2 years on the faculty earlier than that. His work in serving to to extend donations to the athletic division and upgrading its services has been praised.

And Kraft — who performed school soccer at Indiana — oversaw a profitable interval in Temple’s soccer efficiency. Matt Rhule, who’s now the coach of the Carolina Panthers, led the workforce to back-to-back 10-win seasons earlier than leaving for Baylor. Even after Rhule’s departure, this system has seen three extra profitable seasons.

Jarmond’s departure from Chestnut Hill left a significant void, given the constructive opinions he acquired. Kraft, who holds a doctorate in sports activities administration from Indiana, will face quick challenges as faculties proceed to cope with the continuing results of the coronavirus pandemic.