As the Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance and Director of Athletics at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), Joe Jennum leads one of the most comprehensive and powerful community college athletic programs in the country. As Director of Athletics, he leads the colleges’ 23 athletic programs, their staff and student-athletes.
Since his arrival in August of 2010, Mt. SAC has captured a prestigious Learfield Sports Directors Cup Championship (2014-15/nations premier 2-year college athletics program), multiple NATYCAA Cup Championships (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and one second place finish (2012) in the state association division, making Mt. SAC the premier athletics program among California’s 115 Community Colleges.
During his tenure, in the NATYCAA Cup State Association record books, Mt. SAC set the record for highest score (187.50 adjusted / 222 non-adjusted) and has also produced the four highest scores in history.
Over one third (26) of the colleges' 76 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships, have come under his watch.
Mt. SAC has also dominated the very powerful South Coast Conference (SCC), capturing an amazing nine SCC Athletic Supremacy Awards during the Jennum era.
In 2013, Jennum organized the resurgence of the Mt. SAC Athletics Hall of Fame. This ceremony, happening annually, celebrates the numerours coaches, athletes and meritorious members of Mt. SAC Athletics history. Since 2013, the Hall of Fame has added 44 individual inductess and 9 teams.
The Mounties are also successful in the classroom, with recognition for individual and team academic excellence occurring every year. Most recently, Mt. SAC Student-Athlete, Jason Harary, was recognized as the National 2-Year College Scholar Athlete Award Winner, a first in Mt. SAC's history. Mt. SAC also saw female student-athlete, Erin DeAnda, recognized as a finalist that same year.
Jennum has been part of the Mt. SAC family since 1995 and previously served as the Director of P.E. and Associate Director of Athletics. As the Director of P.E. and Associate A.D., he co-administered the division's educational programs and shared oversight of Mt. SAC’s 22 competitive sports programs for men and women.
During his time as Associate Athletics Director, the Mountie Athletic Program consistently finished among the top six in the NATYCAA Cup. Mt. SAC captured the title during the 2008-2009 school year and has finished 2nd four other times during this tenure. Jennum previously administered the college’s Exercise Science/Wellness Center and Community Education Strength and Conditioning programs.
He currently serves on numerous statewide and regional committees for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). Jennum served as State Track and Field Management Council Representative for six years and also served as the President of the National Central Football Conference. Within the South Coast Conference he is the Men's & Women's Track and Field Administrative Representative and has previously served as the conference Men's and Women's Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Swimming Management Representative, along with being a CCCAA Representing for the SCC Athletics Directors. Jennum has also served on the Executive Committee for the National Association of Two-Year College Athletics Administrators (NATYCAA), sitting currently as the 1st Vice President of the organization.
At Mt. SAC, Jennum has taught various theory/activity courses and has served as an Assistant Volleyball Coach for the Men’s Volleyball Program.
Jennum received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with a Minor in Physiology, from Cal Poly Pomona, where he was a member of the Broncos Men’s Basketball and Soccer Teams. He received his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Cal State Fullerton.
He currently resides in North Orange County with his wife Tracey (Johnson), a former NCAA Division I Volleyball Player and their 2 sons, Eli and Brody. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching, golfing and is an avid sports fan.