Dan Radakovich’s six year tenure as Tech’s Athletic Director has come to an abrupt end.

Bart Wright of the Greendale News announced on Monday, Oct. 29 that Radakovich had taken the Athletics Director position at ACC rival Clemson University. Clemson officially announced the hiring during a press conference later during the day.

“We set the bar very high. We wanted an individual who knew how to lead, how to win, how to generate revenue and how to communicate a vision for Clemson’s future that would rally our students, faculty, coaches, staff and fans,” said Clemson President James F. Barker. “We believe that we have found just that individual.”

Radakovich leaves Tech with athletic teams winning 14 ACC Championships and nine regular season titles, along with 51 postseason appearances through his tenure. In 2007, the women’s tennis team captured the national title.

As well as this, Radakovich oversaw several contruction projects involving athletic facilities including the renovation project for McCamish Pavilion that will host its first game on Nov. 9.

“I always said it would take a very special opportunity for me to leave Georgia Tech and my appreciation goes out to President Bud Peterson and the outstanding staff and coaches and student athletes I have had the privilege of with the last six and a half years. I will always cherish my time I had at Georgia Tech,” Radakovich said.

Senior Associate Athletics Director Paul Griffin will serve as the acting athletics director until a national search for a new candidate is completed.