Martin Jarmond, Ohio State’s deputy athletic director, has been hired by Boston College to become its athletic director.

Boston College, which competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced the hiring Thursday afternoon. Jarmond ascended the Ohio State athletic department’s hierarchy since arriving in 2009 from Michigan State. Last year, he was promoted from executive assistant AD to become No. 2 in the department behind Gene Smith.

His duties included overseeing football, including scheduling, as well as men’s basketball, baseball and men’s and women’s golf.

“The opportunity to serve at a top-notch academic institution in the ACC is a dream come true for me,” Jarmond said in a Boston College news release. “I am passionate about helping young people develop and integrate the intellectual, athletic, social and spiritual components of their lives.

“I knew it would take a special place to leave Ohio State. It is clear to me that Boston College is that place.”

Jarmond, 37, is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC-Wilmington, where he was a two-time captain of the basketball team. He earned an MBA and Master’s in sports administration from Ohio University.

He and his wife, Jessica, have a 20-month-old daughter, Scarlett.

“Martin is one of the best administrators I have ever worked with,” Smith said in the news release. “His leadership skills are exceptional. It has been a tremendous honor working with him and watching him develop into a premier athletic administrator. His contributions to The Ohio State University have been significant, and he will be missed.”