ATLANTA -- Dan Radakovich was hired as Georgia Tech's
athletic director Wednesday after spending the last four years as
the top aide to LSU's athletic director.
He signed a five-year contract with an annual base salary of
$425,000. A compensation clause in the deal allows for bonuses
depending on how long he stays and how well the sports programs
perform. Radakovich will begin his new job April 1, replacing Dave
Braine -- who resigned Jan. 11 after nine years.
"He brings a unique combination of enthusiasm for sports,
concern for the student, experience in athletic administration,
business experience and communication skills that are needed in
today's complex world of intercollegiate athletics," Georgia Tech
president Wayne Clough said.
Radakovich, an administrator in college sports for more than 19
years, was the senior associate athletic director at LSU under Skip
"This new job is a culmination of many hard worked years of
carrying different roles throughout my career," Radakovich said.
"There's no better city or state than Atlanta, Ga."
Auburn interviewed Radakovich for its AD vacancy in 2004 and
South Carolina did the same last year.
"He oversaw budgets, did football scheduling, oversaw
maintenance," Bertman said. "His job included a little bit of
everybody's job. That's what made him so knowledgeable and that's
what will make him so valuable to Georgia Tech."