Report: UCLA hiring Boston College’s Jarmond as AD

Field Level Media

May 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm.

Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond is finalizing a six-year contract to fill the same position at UCLA, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

Jarmond, 39, will replace Dan Guerrero, who announced in September that he will retire in June after 18 years leading the Bruins’ athletic department.

Jarmond started his position at Boston College in June 2017, becoming the youngest athletic director at any Power Five school. He previously served as an assistant AD at Ohio State (2009-16) and Michigan State (2003-09).

His accomplishments at Boston College include launching a $150 million athletic department capital campaign, the first in school history and the largest athletics campaign of any ACC institution.

Jarmond fired Eagles football coach Steve Addazio in December and replaced him with former Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley.

At UCLA, Jarmond’s challenges will include turning around a football program that has struggled (7-17 record) over the past two seasons under head coach Chip Kelly.

Known for his fundraising abilities, Jarmond also will face mounting financial pressures at UCLA. The athletic department was $18.9 million in deficit in the 2019 fiscal year, and the debt is expected to grow with loss of income because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reported.