GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Officials from the University of North Dakota athletic department and alumni association and foundation are holding a special ceremony Friday morning to honor Glenn "Red" Jarrett at the High Performance Center and the UND and Grand Forks communities are invited to share in the dedication of "Glenn Red Jarrett Way".
Several members of the Jarrett Family and a number of distinguished guests will be on hand to commemorate his career by renaming the road that runs in front of the two-year-old facility that has been a "game changer" for the athletics department. The dedication is scheduled to take place at 10:30 a.m. in front of the HPC. The ceremony will move inside the atrium of the HPC if necessary due to poor weather conditions.
Jarrett was a pioneering game changer in his own regard. After starring in a number of high school sports at Grand Forks Central, he went on to excel in football, basketball, and track and field at the University of North Dakota from 1928-31. Jarrett collected the first football All-America honors in the history of the football program in 1930, being named to New York News First Team as a halfback.
Following his playing career, Jarrett became a coach and athletic director at UND from 1946-58. He would go onto to serve as the head coach for all three sports he lettered in at UND during his tenure. As athletic director, Jarrett was also responsible for introducing and developing a Division I national championship hockey program.
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