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Kraft named Temple deputy athletic director

Pat Kraft has been named Temple's deputy athletic director.

He comes to North Broad Street after spending the past two years as the executive senior associate athletic director at Loyola in Chicago.  Before that, Kraft worked on the senior athletic staff at Indiana.  He was responsible for the Hoosiers' branding and marketing efforts.

"Pat Kraft brings a wealth of knowledge in athletics administration to Temple University," said Temple interim athletics director Kevin Clark, formerly a senior associate athletic director at Indiana. "I witnessed firsthand his efforts in branding and marketing Indiana athletics as we served together on IU's athletics senior staff.  His business acumen and his ability to engage fan bases will be critical as Temple is poised to enter a new era in its athletics program in 2013-14 with the move to the American Athletic Conference."

Kraft played football at Indiana and received three degrees from the university.  His latest degree was a doctorate in sports marketing in 2008.