Martin Jarmond joined Boston College in June 2017 as the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics and has made an immediate impact at The Heights. Jarmond’s leadership has helped change the climate and culture in and around Boston College Athletics as his positive energy and passion has helped drive the Eagles’ momentum on and off the field.
Between the lines, Boston College has enjoyed a successful year that included the football team winning five of its last six regular season games en route to a berth in the Pinstripe Bowl, the sailing team winning three different national championships in the fall, men’s basketball earning a bid to the postseason for the first time since 2011 in the NIT and both the men’s and women’s hockey programs capturing Hockey East Conference championships.
Student-athlete welfare is one of Jarmond’s priorities as Director of Athletics, and he has developed the first student-athlete fueling station at Boston College, allowing student-athletes 24-7 access to the station. He has also established a program for first generation student-athletes, those who are the first to attend college in their families, allowing them further support to thrive and start a foundation for life after college.
Off the field, Jarmond spearheaded a pilot program to bring beer and wine sales to Alumni Stadium in the fall. The success of that venture led to a pilot program for beer and wine sales inside Conte Forum and Kelley Rink this winter, as well. Fan engagement has been vital to Jarmond and he initiated the first fan council at Boston College in the fall, focusing on the atmosphere and experience at football games. With the overwhelming success from the fall fan council, BC began a winter fan council for games and events at Conte Forum and Kelley Rink.
For the first time since 2003, Boston College is in the midst of four major facilities projects as BC is set to complete construction on the indoor fieldhouse adjacent to Alumni Stadium along with new fields for baseball and softball in 2018. In addition, a new recreation center will be finished in 2019 as fundraising closes out on all four major projects.
Before arriving at The Heights as the youngest athletic director of any Power Five institution, Jarmond served as the deputy director of athletics at Ohio State, arriving in Columbus in 2009 as an associate athletics director for development. Jarmond was a member of the NCAA’s inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Advisory Group and the Rose Bowl Advisory Committee. He also spent time at Michigan State before moving to OSU.
SportsBusiness Daily Journal recognized his contributions to intercollegiate athletics by naming him to its prestigious Forty Under 40, Class of 2017.
Jarmond is a member of the ACC Basketball Task Force and is in the midst of building the first athletics strategic five-year plan in BC history.
A native of Fayetteville, N.C, Jarmond graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he was a two-time captain of the basketball team, earned All-CAA Academic honors, and helped the Seahawks gain their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He earned both an MBA and a master’s in sports administration from Ohio University.
He is married to Dr. Jessica Jarmond, a dentist and they have two daughters, Scarlett and Savannah.