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BREAKING: Ohio State's Martin Jarmond Named BC Athletics Director

Ohio State University's Martin Jarmond will succeed Brad Bates as the next Director of Athletics. Previously, Jarmond was the deputy director of athletics at OSU as well as chief of staff for Athletics Director Gene Smith, directing both external and internal relations as well as day-to-day operations.

Bates is set to become vice president of Collegiate Sports Associates come June, when Jarmond is assumed to take over.

Jarmond, 37, is the university's first Athletics Director of color. At OSU, Jarmond managed an athletics program with 1,100 student-athletes in 36 Division I sports (450 more student-athletes than at BC as well at five more Division I sports). As chief of staff, Jarmond also helped raise $120 million in a 3-year span in addition to chairing the Athletics District Master Plan, a $200 million construction plan for university athletics.

Prior to OSU, Jarmond served as assistant athletics director for development at Michigan State where he was a central component to MSU's "Campaign for MSU"  $1.2 billion campaign. Jarmond was on a similar campaign team at OSU for $2.5 billion called "But for Ohio State.."

A 2001 graduate of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Jarmond was a two-time basketball team captain and helped his team reach its first NCAA appearance. Jarmond earned his MBA and master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University.

Jarmond expressed excitement towards the responsibility of taking the helm at a school where both academics and athletics are top-tier.

"I am humbled and honored to serve as the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College,” said Jarmond. “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."