Martin Jarmond

Director of Athletics, UCLA

About

Martin Jarmond is UCLA’s Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics. A nationally recognized leader in college athletics, he has built a track record of competitive excellence, innovative strategy and student athlete success. With 20 years in sports administration, Jarmond, a two-time recipient of Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, is guiding UCLA Athletics through his culture of an E.L.I.T.E. mindset — Energy, Leadership, Integrity, Toughness and Excellence. In June of 2022, he played a critical role in UCLA Athletics applying and being accepted for membership into the Big Ten Conference beginning in 2024.

Hired in 2020, Jarmond became the ninth athletic director in UCLA history. He served for three years as director of athletics at Boston College, where he was the youngest athletic director of any Power Five institution. Prior to that, he was deputy director of athletics at Ohio State, as well as assistant athletic director for development at Michigan State.

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jarmond earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UNC Wilmington. A two-year captain of the men’s basketball team, he led his team to the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2000 and earned Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic honors in 2001. He holds an MBA and a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University.

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