Boston College has filled its vacancy at athletic director following the Martin Jarmond’s departure for UCLA in May.
Kraft had been Temple’s athletic director since May 2015, and was the deputy athletic director for two years at the school before that. His work in helping to increase donations to the athletic department and upgrading its facilities has been praised.
And Kraft — who played college football at Indiana — oversaw a successful period in Temple’s football performance. Matt Rhule, who is now the coach of the Carolina Panthers, led the team to back-to-back 10-win seasons before leaving for Baylor. Even after Rhule’s departure, the program has seen three more winning seasons.
Jarmond’s departure from Chestnut Hill left a major void, given the positive reviews he received. Kraft, who holds a doctorate in sports management from Indiana, will face immediate challenges as schools continue to deal with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.