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Basketball Facility News Caps Off Successful First Year for AD Pat Kraft

When Pat Kraft stepped into the role of Boston College Athletic Director last spring, he faced two unenviable tasks: replacing an AD in Martin Jarmond who was very popular not only among BC fans, but with a strong reputation nationwide; and starting up in the middle of the COVID-19 shutdown of college sports.

With fundraising and marketing being such critical parts of the AD job, Kraft was dealt a difficult hand - but appears to have played it about as well as anyone could have hoped.

Let’s take a look back at some of the past year’s successes:

Securing the funding for the basketball practice facility

Yes, the basketball practice facility has been a priority for years, dating back to Martin Jarmond’s time as AD, when BC went deep on exploring options for where and how to ramp up basketball and hockey facilities.