Martin Jarmond Named UCLA Director of Athletics
May 19, 2020 – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Chancellor Gene Block today announced that Martin Jarmond has been named as the next Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics. Jarmond will become UCLA’s ninth athletic director, assuming his new duties on or before July 1.
“Martin is a principled, proven leader with a deep commitment to values that align with UCLA’s mission,” Block said. “From Rafer Johnson to John Wooden, this program has always inspired our student-athletes and supporters alike to persevere and excel. I am confident Martin will help UCLA carry on that storied tradition, with his exceptional leadership, high integrity and excitement for our future.”
“UCLA is an aspirational program in intercollegiate athletics,” Jarmond said. “Steeped in history and success, the tradition of legends and barrier-breakers who call themselves Bruins is unmatched. I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics. UCLA Athletics aligns with my tenacious commitment to developing young men and women to be their very best academically and athletically.”
Jarmond has served as the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College for the past three years. At UCLA, he will lead one of the nation’s preeminent collegiate athletics programs at the nation’s No. 1 public institution. His hiring follows a comprehensive nationwide search that began in January.