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Boston College Receives Praise For Hiring Ohio State's Martin Jarmond As Next AD

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17

Boston College on Thursday hired 37-year-old Martin Jarmond as its next AD, making him the youngest AD at a Power Five school and the "first African-American" to hold the position in the school's history, according to Julian Benbow of the BOSTON GLOBE. Jarmond, formerly Deputy AD and Chief of S...

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