Martin Jarmond named director of athletics

Cultural and Athletic

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block today announced that Martin Jarmond has been named as the next Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics. Jarmond will become UCLA’s ninth athletic director, replacing the retiring Dan Guerrero, who has held the role for 18 years. Jarmond has agreed to a six-year contract with guaranteed compensation of $1,030,000 and a one-time signing bonus of $339,900 the first year, and compensation averaging $1.4 million annually over the term, plus incentives. He will assume his new duties on or before July 1.

“Martin is a principled, proven leader with a deep commitment to values that align with UCLA’s mission,” Block said. “From Rafer Johnson to John Wooden, this program has always inspired our student-athletes and supporters alike to persevere and excel. I am confident Martin will help UCLA carry on that storied tradition, with his exceptional leadership, high integrity and excitement for our future. Even in challenging times like these, there is so much to look forward to and so much potential still to be unlocked for our program and within our student-athletes. Please join me in congratulating Martin and welcoming him to the team.”

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