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Radakovich Named Athletics Director
Radakovich Named Athletics Director

Dan Radakovich

As senior associate athletics director at Louisiana State University, Dan Radakovich was responsible for the day-to-day operation of a $50 million athletics program encompassing 20 sports and more than 450 student athletes.

Radakovich was introduced by President Wayne Clough as Georgia Tech's seventh athletics director succeeding Dave Braine, who retired due to health problems after nearly nine years at the helm, and joins a century-long list of legendary names including John Heisman, William Alexander, Bobby Dodd and Homer Rice.

"We are excited that Dan Radakovich has chosen to join Georgia Tech as our new athletics director," Clough said. "He has 20 years of management experience in collegiate athletics and that's important to us in this age of complex athletics budgets and issues. He is passionate about college athletics and brings a full appreciation for the challenges facing these great young people as they try to compete at the highest levels of athletics and academics."

Known as an effective fund-raiser, Radakovich was instrumental in developing LSU's football ticket donation program that resulted in more than $9 million in new annual revenue. He also participated in the most ambitious capital improvement initiative in school history, including a $90 million renovation of the football stadium.

During his tenure, LSU won a share of the 2003 national championship in football, as well as national titles in men's and women's track and field and top five national rankings in baseball, women's basketball, softball and gymnastics.

Radakovich said he doesn't plan any sudden changes or any instant results. The football program went to bowls every season under Braine, the men's basketball program played in the NCAA title game two years ago and the baseball, tennis, golf and softball programs have played in recent NCAA postseason tournaments.

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