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Daniel Radakovich, Jr. '80

Daniel Radakovich, Jr. '80

Dan Radakovich is honored as a 2009 distinguished alumnus for his achievements in athletic administration at public universities.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from IUP in 1980 and was a football letterman, student football coach, residence hall counselor, and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He earned an MBA from the University of Miami in Florida in1982 and also received executive education from the Sports Management Institute in 1992.

Mr. Radakovich has served as the director of athletics at Georgia Institute of Technology since 2006. He is responsible for operations of the university’s $55-million Athletics Association.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Radakovich was senior associate athletics director at Louisiana State University for five years. He was responsible for daily operations of a $52-million budget for twenty sports and 450 student athletes. He was instrumental in developing a new football ticket donation program that brought in more than $14 million in new annual revenue. He also assisted in the university’s largest capital improvement projects, including $150 million in renovations and new sports facility construction.

He also served in various athletics roles at American University, the University of South Carolina, and Long Beach State University. He began his athletics administration career at the University of Miami, Florida, as athletics business manager in 1983.

After graduating from IUP, Mr. Radakovich was an accountant for Ernst & Young, a health care consultant for Travelers Insurance, and a mortgage banker for Margaretten & Co.

He is a member of the Atlanta Sports Council, the College Athletic Business Managers Association, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and the NCAA Recruiting Cabinet and is a former member of the NCAA Post Season Football Licensing Committee.

A native of Center Township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Radakovich was inducted into the Center Area High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Mr. Radakovich resides in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Marcie. They have two children, Christian (18) and Grant (15).

Profile published on 3/16/10

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