Athletics Coaching Staff
John Jentz
University of Nebraska Athletics
Coach Info:
Position: University of Nebraska Athletics
Other Position: Deputy AD - CFO
Alma Mater: BYU
Graduating Year: 1992
Phone: (402) 472-2273

John Jentz joined Nebraska Athletics as Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Financial Office in January of 2014, was named Executive Associate Athletic Director in September of 2015 and was named Deputy AD - CFO in March of 2018. Jentz, who came to Nebraska after spending four years in a similar role at UCLA, directs and oversees the athletic department's financial master plan, business office, human resources, contract administration, public records requests, department travel, risk management and business enterprises. He is also the liaison to multiple areas, including UNL's CFO, Anthony Travel and the University of Nebraska's Presidential Advisor.

Along with his duties in the department, Jentz also supervises Nebraska's baseball and rifle programs.

Jentz's primary duties at UCLA included management of the department's business office, human resources, contracts, and information technology.  He served as the principal advisor to the Director of Athletics with respect to long-term programming and master planning, including assessing the resources available for the development of major capital projects. He also was the sport administrator for the 2013 College World Series Champion Bruin baseball program.

Prior to UCLA, Jentz spent 10 years at Wisconsin. He started as an Assistant Athletic Director in 2000, and was promoted to Associate Athletic Director in 2006.  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.  He was also the sport administrator for several sports and chaired the NCAA Rowing Committee during his tenure.

Jentz was an Assistant Athletic Director at Cal State Fullerton for five years prior to joining the staff at Wisconsin. He 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, and later managed development funds and assisted with coordinating events for the Highlanders.

A 1992 graduate of Brigham Young University, Jentz began his administrative career at East Stroudsburg University, where he was a graduate assistant to the Athletic Director while earning his master's degree in sports management in 1993. 

John and his wife, Nancy, have five daughters: Kristy, Marin, Emma, Serena and Lindsay.