Joe Jennum

Joe Jennum

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    Dean/Athletics Director
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  • Hometown:
    Napa, CA
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  • University/College:
    B.S. Cal Poly Pomona, M.S. Cal State Fullerton
  • Mt. SAC Starting Year:
    NACDA/NATYCAA Second Vice President

Joe Jennum officially became Mt. SAC's fourth Director of Athletics on August 2nd, 2010.  He leads one of the most comprehensive and powerful community college athletics programs in the state.

During his tenure, Mt. SAC has captured an incredible 7 (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) NATYCAA Cup Championships (a national award recognizing overall athletic excellence at the two-year college level), in addition to a second place national finish. The program has also garnered 7 South Coast Conference Supremacy Awards under his direction.  

Jennum has been part of the Mt. SAC family since 1995 and previously served as the Director of PE and Associate Athletics Director.  As the Director of PE 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 Athletic Director, under former Dean Deborah Blackmore, the Mountie Athletic Program consistently finished among the top six in the prestigious NATYCAA Cup, which honors athletic excellence at the two year college level. Mt. SAC captured the title during the 2008-2009 school year and has finished 2nd four other times during his tenure.

Jennum has also administered all of the programs within the Exercise Science/Wellness Center and Community Education Strength and Conditioning programs. 

Jennum has served on numerous statewide and regional committees for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). He was formerly the State Track and Field Management Council Representative for six years. He also serves as the South Coast Conference Men's Basketball Administrative Representative and has previously served as the South Coast Conference Men's and Women's Golf, Cross Country and Track Management Representative.

At Mt. SAC, Jennum taught various theory and activity courses and has served as an Assistant Volleyball Coach for the Men’s Volleyball Program. 

Jennum prepped at Vintage High School (Napa, CA) and then attended/played basketball at Cerritos College.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with a Minor in Physiology, from Cal Poly Pomona, where he was a varsity member of the Broncos Men’s Basketball and Soccer Teams.  He received his Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from Cal State Fullerton. 

He currently resides in Placentia 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, golfing and is an avid sports fan.