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Frank Zarnowski

Born: April 14, 1943


Dr. Frank Zarnowski (York, Pennsylvania) has maintained a dual identity of college professor and decathlon connoisseur for fifty years. He is recognized for his contributions to the decathlon event as a public address announcer, author, Olympic television commentator, historian, coach and meet director. He has announced virtually every NCAA track and field championship meet since 1970 and two of his eight books have been nominated for national awards. Zarnowski has won some of the sport’s top honors in a variety of categories: notably as an announcer, writer, official and as a statistician. His non-profit decathlon website receives over two million visitors annually.


Zarnowski divides his life between Emmitsburg, Maryland and Hanover, New Hampshire and has been at Dartmouth as a Visiting Scholar, Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer in Economics since 2001. Prior to Dartmouth, Zarnowski spent four decades at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.



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