Transformative Coaching and Leadership Academy Webinar Features New UCLA Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond

Legendary Former Bruin Women’s Softball coach Sue Enquist will hold a “Critical Conversation” with the first African American AD in UCLA history.

The UCLA Department of Education presents its second event around “Critical Conversations: Transformative Coaching and Leadership,” with legendary Bruin Women’s Softball coach Sue Enquist in discussion with Martin Jarmond, Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics at UCLA. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 4, 6 p.m., PST. This event is presented by the UCLA Transformative Coaching and Leadership Academy, which aims to transform coaching from an exclusive focus on winning to the cultivation of the total person through sport.

Jarmond took the helm at UCLA Athletics on July 1, as the University’s ninth athletic director and the first African American in the role. He will discuss his journey to UCLA, blurring the lines of sport and society, and his first 30 days of being a Bruin.

Jarmond came to UCLA from Boston College, where he served as the school’s Director of Athletics for three years. During his time there, he orchestrated the Eagles’ first-ever strategic plan, a comprehensive five-year goal to advance the program by fostering student-athlete formation, strengthening competitive excellence, increasing external engagement and enhancing facilities. The strategic plan was supported by BC’s first-ever athletics-only capital campaign, at the time, the largest campaign of any Atlantic Coast Conference institution at $150 million. Among the new ventures he brought to Boston College were a student-athlete fueling station, a program for first-generation student-athletes, and a fan council focused on improving the atmosphere and fan experience.

Boston College teams enjoyed on-the-field success during his tenure, with the football team playing in a bowl game each season, the women’s lacrosse team reaching the national championship game in 2018, the 2019 women’s field hockey team advancing to its first Final Four, and the men’s and women’s hockey teams combining for three conference championships in the last two years.

Jarmond was also an assistant athletic director for development for seven years at Michigan State, where he served on the athletic director’s executive leadership team. He was a key member of the $1.2 billion “Campaign for MSU” development team and a liaison between Michigan State’s university development and alumni association leadership. Jarmond recently served on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee and is on the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors. In 2017 and 2019, he was named to Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

Coach Enquist earned her BS in Kinesiology at UCLA. She holds the highest career win percentage (.834) in NCAA Division Softball and has led UCLA Women’s Softball to 11 National Championship titles, the most in NCAA Softball history, and has trained more Collegiate Olympians than anyone in the NCAA. She was named one of the Top 100 Bruins of the 20th Century and among ESPNW’s Top 40+ Women in Sport during the 40th celebration of Title IX. She also serves as director of Athleadership™/Recruit Education for the Next Collegiate Sport Athlete, and is an advisory board member of ESPNW, Sustaining Excellence, and the Natasha Watley Foundation.

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