High School graduate Dan Radakovich has risen from the ranks of
a young college athletic administrator to the lofty role of
Athletic Director at some of the nationís most prominent
institutions of higher learning.
Dan played tight end and punter for the Center football team,
but knee injuries kept him from excelling on the gridiron. Dan
attended and played football at the Indiana University of
Pennsylvania; the knee problems continued, but Dan earned a
letter in 1977 before becoming a student coach.
Dan graduated from IUP in 1980 with a degree in finance and
earned a Masterís Degree in Business Administration in 1982 from
the University of Miami.
Dan completed the Sports Management Instituteís Executive
Educational Program at Miami and in 1983 was named the school's
Athletics Business Manager. In 1989, Dan became Associate
Athletics Director at Long Beach State and five years later took
the same position at South Carolina. Dan's first stint as
Athletic Director was at American University in the 2000-2001
In 2001, Dan became the Senior Associate Athletic Director at
Louisiana State University. Dan was responsible for the
day-to-day operation of an athletic budget of more than $50
million, encompassing 20 sports and more than 450 student
athletes. LSU enjoyed great success during Dan's tenure,
including winning a National Championship in football and
reaching the Final Four in basketball, with seven other teams in
top five national rankings. Dan was also involved in the
schoolís massive capital improvement initiative.
Dan started his tenure as Athletic Director at Georgia Tech
in 1996 and brought a new vision to the program. The university,
under his control, completed several facility upgrades and saw
innovative changes to the departmentís fundraising inventory.
Dan's tenure also saw the womenís tennis team capture an NCAA
Dan is currently Director of Athletics at Clemson University
in South Carolina.
In 2005, Dan was inducted into the Center High School Alumni
Hall of Fame and used that experience to start an Alumni
Scholarship Fund at the school, which was his way of generating
resources to help others.
Dan has a wife, Marcie, and two children, Christian and