Clemson hired a new athletics director Monday, selecting Dan Radakovich, who previously held the same position at Georgia Tech. In a press release sent out by Clemson, Radakovich expressed his excitement in taking over the Tigers' athletic program:
"I am truly honored to be joining the Clemson family, and I wish to express my appreciation to President Barker and the board of trustees for this incredible opportunity," he said. "Clemson is synonymous with success on and off the fields of competition, and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence."
Radakovich had been athletics director at Georgia Tech since 2006. During his time at the school, the Yellow Jackets sent 51 teams to NCAA postseason play. Radakovich hired football coach Paul Johnson, who led Tech to the ACC title in 2009. That title was later vacated due to an NCAA investigation, however.
Senior associate athletics director Paul Griffin has agreed to serve as acting athletics director. Georgia Tech will conduct a national search to find Radakovich's replacement. In a statement released by Georgia Tech, president G.P. Peterson praised Radakovich:
"Since he came to Georgia Tech in 2006, Dan has overseen a significant expansion of our athletics facilities," Peterson said. "Under his leadership, our student-athletes have continued to excel, winning both conference and national championships. It has been a pleasure to work with him, and we wish Dan and his wife, Marcie, the very best in his new position."