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Boston College’s Martin Jarmond will be UCLA’s new athletic director

The deal is reportedly for six years.

Martin Jarmond speaks during a press conference. Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe

Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond will become the next AD at UCLA, sources close to the BC athletic department confirmed to on Saturday. Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, who first broke the news, is reporting that the deal is for six years.

Jarmond, 40, spent the last three years at BC. Some of his most influential decisions include launching a $150 million athletics fundraising campaign, hiring Joanna Bernabei-McNamee as the head women’s basketball coach, firing head football coach Steve Addazio, and hiring Jeff Hafley to replace him.

He’ll replace Dan Guerrero, who was at UCLA for close to 18 years. Thamel reported that BC “made a strong push” to keep Jarmond once UCLA expressed interest. Internal candidates include Vaughn Williams and Jocelyn Fisher Gates, and other candidates include Temple’s Pat Kraft, Tulane’s Troy Dannen, UMass’s Ryan Bamford, and Penn’s Grace Calhoun, among other names, according to Thamel.

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