John Jentz is in his second year as senior associate athletic director/chief financial officer for UCLA Athletics, having joined the department on June 14, 2010.
His duties include management of the department's $64 million budget and direct responsibility for the financial areas of Accounting, Purchasing, and Payroll. He also directs the Human Resources unit that includes almost 200 full-time coaches and staff and manages the Information Technology unit which supports the department network and more than 200 users.
He serves as the principal advisor to the Athletic Director with respect to long term programming and planning including assessing the resources available for the development of major capital projects.
Prior to coming to UCLA, Jentz spent over nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He started as an assistant athletic director for sports administration in 2000 and was named the department's assistant athletic director for athletic business operations in 2003.
Jentz was promoted to associate director in 2006 where he was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the business office while also overseeing human resources, technical services, cashier's office, bowl and postseason travel as well as men's and women's rowing.
The Green Bay native was an assistant athletic director at Cal State Fullerton for four years prior to joining the staff at UW-Madison. At Fullerton, Jentz supervised eight sports and oversaw the athletic business office and ticket office for the Titans.
Before his time at Fullerton, he was an accountant in the business office at UC Riverside. He later managed development funds and also assisted in coordinating several athletic events, including the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championship.
Jentz began his administrative career at East Stroudsburg University, where he supervised the ticket operations and event staffing while earning his master's degree (1993). A 1992 graduate of Brigham Young, John and his wife, Nancy, have five daughters: Kristy, Marin, Emma, Serena and Lindsay.
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