UCLA fended off Boston College's efforts to retain Martin Jarmond and hired him as the Bruins' athletic director Sunday.

Jarmond became UCLA's first black athletic director in its 101-year history.

Jarmond, 39, was the lead administrator for football and men's basketball at Ohio State before being hired as BC's athletic director in 2017.

Boston College attempted to keep Jarmond after his strong showing in his three years on the job. He recently hired football coach Jeff Hafley, a former Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and NFL assistant coach, and helped the school raise more than $108 million toward a $150 million capital campaign that was the largest in the history of any athletic department in the Atlantic Coast Conference.