As I tweeted earlier, multiple sources have confirmed for me that Martin Jarmond, the deputy athletic director at the Ohio State University, is in the final stages of becoming Boston College's next athletic director. Sources have varied from the deal being done to still in negotiations with anything nothing finalized. Additionally, expect an official announcement tomorrow, Thurs. April 19.
Note that, while Jarmond has been offered according to sources, other candidates are still in the running if he declines the job. The only known remaining candidates are Army AD Boo Corrigan and Villanova AD Mark Jackson. Former Red Sox and Padres COO Mike Dee is no longer in the running.
I'll have a full column on my opinion as soon as it's finalized, but here's what we know about Jarmond:
Jarmond is the No. 2 to Gene Smith at Ohio State, where he began as assistant AD of development. He oversaw the Buckeye Club and helped solely earn $120 million over a three-year span for the "But For Ohio State" campaign. He is now the day-to-day leader in internal and external operations for the department, and the sport administrator for football, men's basketball, baseball, and men's and women's golf. He also ledfootball scheduling for Ohio State, and was on several committees including the College Football Playoff advisory committee.
At Michigan State, he served as assistant athletic director for development and director of regional giving. He raised $126 million during the Campaign for MSU, and was a leader in fundraising.
Jarmond is a Fayetteville, N.C. native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2001. He was on the men's basketball team, and helped the Seahawks to their first NCAA Tournament. He also has an MBA and Masters in Sports Admin in Ohio University.