Miami officially announces hiring of new athletic director Dan Radakovich
Miami officially announced the hiring of Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich on Thursday afternoon.
The news comes after days of reports and speculation that he would be leaving the Tigers for a new challenge with Miami. Here’s the announcement:
Just brought in the best.
Welcome home, Dan Radakovich!
— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) December 9, 2021
“I am so grateful to President Frenk and the University’s Board of Trustees for this incredible opportunity,” Radakovich said in a release. “Their commitment to Miami Athletics’ comprehensive pursuit of excellence and championships is what brought me back to Miami. As a unified Hurricane family—students, alumni, donors, and fans—there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. We are going to set the bar high and jump over it.”
Radakovich joins Miami just days after the Hurricanes hired Mario Cristobal as head football coach. Both Radakovich and Cristobal have previous ties to the Miami program.
Radakovich has long been recognized as one of the best athletic directors in the country. He oversaw Clemson’s transformation into one of the most consistent football programs over the last decade.
He replaces Blake James, who was fired earlier this season.