UPDATE 5/19: Jarmond has posted a statement to the Boston College community on his Twitter, confirming his departure from the university.
UCLA has also made an official announcement:
UPDATE 5/17: Per the LA Times, Martin Jarmond has officially signed a 6 year deal with UCLA and will be announced as the school’s new athletic director on Monday. Jarmond will earn $1.2 million in his first year on the job, which will increase to $1.7 million by the final year of the contract.
After cycling through 3 different athletic directors in the 2010s (Gene DeFilippo 1997-2012, Brad Bates 2012-2017, Martin Jarmond 2017-2020), BC will start the 2020s searching for a new athletic director while also attempting to figure out what the NCAA will look like as the country continues to fight Covid 19.
After a few days of speculation, Martin Jarmond is expected to leave the Boston College athletic department to join the University of California, Los Angeles as their athletic director pending finalization of the deal, Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reports.
Jarmond came to Boston College in June of 2017 to replace outgoing athletic director Brad Bates. During his time at BC, Jarmond made big hires such as women’s basketball coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, volleyball head coach Jason Kennedy, and of course the much lauded hiring of new football head coach Jeff Hafley.
Jarmond’s tenure will also be remembered for his relationship with the fans. Jarmond famously ushered in an era with beer and wine at football, men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey games. He was also well known around the Heights as being one of the more accessible and visible AD’s in recent memory.
Jarmond also ushered in an era of fundraising, creating the Greater Heights campaign to raise money for the department, a move that certainly will pay dividends in the upcoming months and years.
We will have more on the story as it develops.