Radakovich to be announced Monday

Radakovich to be announced Monday

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Radakovich to be announced Monday

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By Ed McGranahan

CLEMSON — TheClemsonInsider.com has confirmed that there will be a press conference Monday afternoon to announce Dan Radakovich as the new Athletic Director at Clemson.

Clemson President James Barker recommended to the Board of Trustees Monday morning the hiring of Georgia Tech Athletic Director Dan Radakovich as the next Athletic Director at Clemson. The BOT approved the hire and Radakovich is currently being introduced to the staff. He will have lunch at Clemson and then the press conference will begin later in the afternoon.

President Barker is currently holding a teleconference with the BOT that started at 9 a.m.

We have also been able to confirm that head coach football Dabo Swinney and men’s basketball coach Brad Brownell have been told of the pending hire.

Radakovich, athletic director at Georgia Tech since 2006, emerged Sunday as the frontrunner to replace Terry Don Phillips at Clemson University, sources told The Clemson Insider early Sunday.

Previously an AD at American University, he also served as an administrator at LSU, South Carolina and Long Beach State.
Radakovich and John Currie of Kansas State were  strongly considered as the top external candidates by the Clemson search committee during a second round of interviews. Currie reportedly visited Clemson recently.
A native of Monaca, Pa., and graduate of Center High School near Aliquippa, Radakovich holds a bachelor degree from Indiana University in Pennsylvania where he played football and a masters from the University of Miami (Fla.).
Upgrading facilities has been a focus of Radakovich’s tenure Georgia Tech, according to his bio, including a new football indoor practice facility and the new home for the basketball programs. He also hired football coach Paul Johnson.

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