Boston College tabs Ohio State’s Jarmond to succeed Bates as new director of athletics

Boston College has named Martin Jarmond, deputy director of athletics at Ohio State, as the school’s next director of athletics.

He succeeds Brad Bates, who will become vice president of collegiate sports associates in June.

“I am humbled and honored to serve as the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College,” said Jarmond in a news release. “I am grateful to Fr. Leahy and Boston College for entrusting me with this role.  I have always believed that the commitment to high academic standards and competing at the highest level athletically are not mutually exclusive. The opportunity to serve at a top-notch academic institution in the ACC is a dream come true for me. I am passionate about helping young people develop and integrate the intellectual, athletic, social and spiritual components of their lives. 
 
“My leadership style is consistent with BC’s values: operating with integrity, passion, and a relentless focus on getting better every day. I can assure you that I will put in the work to make our students, alumni, and fans proud of BC athletics. I knew it would take a special place to leave Ohio State. It is clear to me that Boston College is that place.” 
 
At Ohio State, Jarmond also functioned as chief of staff for athletics director Gene Smith, and directed external and internal relations and day-to-day operations at an athletics program that has approximately 1,100 student athletes in 36 Division I sports, 375 employees, and a budget of $170 million. He served as sport administrator for football, men’s basketball, baseball, and men’s and women’s golf programs, and was a member of the AD’s executive leadership team where he participated in strategic planning and directed search committees for coaches and administrators.
 
As OSU athletics’ chief advancement officer, Jarmond helped raise more than $120 million between 2010 and 2012, and was a member of the University Development Senior Leadership team for the $2.5 billion “But for Ohio State…” capital campaign. In addition, he chaired the Athletics District Master Plan, which included $200 million in athletics construction projects.
     
Prior to joining OSU, Jarmond worked as assistant athletics director for development at Michigan State University, where he served on the athletic director’s executive leadership team, was a key member of the $1.2 billion “Campaign for MSU” development team, and liaison between Michigan State’s University Development and Alumni Association leadership. 
 
Jarmond will be introduced at a press conference on Monday, April 24, at noon in the Yawkey Athletics Center.

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