Martin Jarmond (born November 22, 1980) is an American college athletics administrator. He is currently the athletic director at Boston College having held that position since 2017. He was previously an assistant athletic director at Ohio State University and at Michigan State University. At age 37, he became the youngest athletic director among the Power Five conferences and the first African-American athletic director in Boston College history.
UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond knows first hand the college landscape is changing. He's the first black AD at UCLA, NIL is increasing student-athlete visibility and... oh yeah, that blowout against USC last year! Jim Hill & Chris Hayre chat with Jarmond about all that and more.
UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond is a protégé of his Ohio State counterpart, Gene Smith. Jarmond worked under Smith as a deputy athletic director from 2009-17. They still talk regularly. But each insisted that one topic was not broached in their recent conversations before last week – UCLA joining the Big Ten.
UCLA’s athletic director Martin Jarmond spoke with B1G Network’s Dave Revsine to talk about joining the B1G on Thursday. He seems very excited about the opportunity. Jarmond has actually had assistant AD roles with both Michigan State (2003-2009) and Ohio State (2009-2017) before becoming UCLA’s AD in 2020. In 2017, he became the youngest AD in all the Power 5 conferences when he accepted the Boston College job. Jarmond was also the 1st African-American AD in Boston College history.
UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond was at the forefront of UCLA and USC leaving the Pac-12 Conference and pursue a jump to the Big Ten Conference. While the Bruins won’t compete in the Big Ten until 2024, the sudden announcement last week helped produce more questions about the overall state and direction of college football.
UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond recognizes the Bruins will be walking the tightrope in the Pac-12 while they await their freshly-announced move to the Big Ten. Still, Jarmond intends to finish out the Bruins’ tenure in the conference with dignity. In an appearance on SportsCenter, the UCLA leader explained how the school will balance relationships with other Pac-12 programs while their move to the Big Ten looms large.
It seemed sudden on Thursday when reports surfaced USC and UCLA were looking to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten. As it turns out, the timing was right, according to UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond. During an appearance on SportsCenter, Jarmond said with college landscape evolving right before our...
In this episode of the LA Football Podcast, Ryan Dyrud recaps the finale of the Los Angeles Rams OTAs. He and Rams beat writer, Ryan Anderson, were there in person so he gives insight into how the Rams looked, players in attendance, and an injury update. Then, UCLA Athletic Director,...
UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond joins the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano ahead of the NCAA Tournament (UCLA Athletics) UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond joined John Canzano’s Bald Faced Truth ahead of the Bruins upcoming run in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA is the four-seed in the East Region,...
UCLA AD Martin Jarmond "remains bullish" on the school's athletics as he approaches the start of his third year at the helm after two years that included "one squeamish situation after another," according to Ben Bolch of the L.A. TIMES. Navigating UCLA athletics through the early stages of a pandemic at a time when its apparel sponsor had backed out of a history-making deal "might feel like the good old days" for Jarmond. Upon joining, he also faced an "already crippling athletic department deficit" that "topped $100 million." Along the way, Jarmond, "absorbed criticism for not being more open in his communication about the problems." Jarmond "acknowledged some regrets ... while also touting successes such as the football team's resurgence that lured ESPN's 'College GameDay' to campus last fall and having four teams currently ranked in the top five nationally." Jarmond said, "The challenges that we've faced recently have prompted us to evaluate processes and have critical conversations. This is healthy. The things we're learning from them are going to make us better." Bolch notes winning big "could help solve what might constitute Jarmond's greatest dilemma: the budget." More buzz "equals more fans equals more dollars for an athletic department that desperately needs it all after posting a record $62.5-million deficit for the 2021 fiscal year." That tab "pushed the department's three-year deficit to a whopping $102.8 million." Jarmond: "This will take us a few years to solve, but I am confident that the budget situation will be fixed" (L.A. TIMES, 2/22).
In this edition of the What's Bruin Show, we have a special pre-holiday episode as we interview UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond (BOOM!). We also discuss the flexed muscles of the women's basketball team, the men's team heading into the game against Marquette, and UCLA football and its trip to the Holiday Bowl. Happy Holidays!