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Professor Jo Maher is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport at 澳门六合彩论坛app, having previously been the Principal and CEO at 澳门六合彩论坛app College.
Lamonte Winston is the Head of the NFL Academy, with over two decades of experience within the NFL and previously coaching at several universities in the US.
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