At some point, athletic director Gene Smith will drift into retirement.
Whenever that happens, Ohio State will have a host of potential candidates, including several of his former co-workers who have headed elsewhere to run their own departments. Martin Jarmond would be on that list, and he's on the move.
The one-time Ohio State deputy athletic director left Columbus in 2017 to become Boston College's athletic director, and after three years he's headed to UCLA to become the next athletic director in Los Angeles, per Yahoo's Pete Thamel.
SOURCES: BC's Martin Jarmond will be the next AD at UCLA, @YahooSports has learned. Details here. https://t.co/ruJIfPFCWS— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) May 16, 2020
From Thamel's story:
BC made a strong push to keep Jarmond the past 48 hours after UCLA’s interest became clear the past few days. BC valued Jarmond’s performance and the way he’d modernized the athletic department after arriving at BC as the youngest athletic director in the Power Five.
Jarmond will replace Dan Guerrero, who is retiring after nearly 18 years of service in Westwood. Jarmond beat out Penn’s Grace Calhoun and UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois for the job.
Jarmond, 40, worked for Ohio State from 2009-17. He was hired as the associate athletic director for development and eventually became second in command to Smith.