Radakovich rewarded — updated with terms
Athletic director Dan Radakovichdzwszz and women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph received five-year contract extensions through 2015, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association announced on Tuesday.
Radakovich’s contract stipulates that he will receive a guaranteed $600,000 in 2011, increasing annually to $680,000 in 2015. The guaranteed salary for years 2011-13 didn’t change when comparing terms of the old contract to the new. There is no buyout clause.
Joseph will receive a guaranteed $363,000 in 2011, increasing annually to $453,000 in 2015.
Radakovich, 52, is in his fifth year at Tech. During his time, he has hired football coach Paul Johnson, oversaw the construction of Shirley Mewborn field, the Zelnak Center, and is in the beginning stages of the renovations to Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
“I am extremely appreciative of the confidence that (Georgia Tech President) Dr. (Bud) Peterson and the Board have shown in me,” Radakovich said in a statement. “And I am very happy to see MaChelle continue to build our women’s basketball program as she has done since she first arrived at Georgia Tech.”
A few other things of note during 2009-10 while Radakovich was athletics director, courtesy of ramblinwreck.com:
- Teams combined to produce a won-loss record of 213-80 (.727), the highest winning percentage at Georgia Tech in modern history.
- Georgia Tech participated in NCAA postseason play and/or bowl games in football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball and golf.
- Tech was the only school in the country to play in a BCS bowl game (Orange Bowl), host an NCAA baseball regional and advance to the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
- The Yellow Jackets won four ACC championships: football, golf, softball and women’s tennis.
- Academically, Georgia Tech’s Academic Progress Report (APR) scores improved for the third consecutive year. Five teams were recognized by the NCAA for producing an APR score that ranked among the top 10 percent in each respective sport.
- The football team won the ACC championship outright for the first time since 1990, played in a bowl game for the 13th straight year, two Yellow Jackets were taken in the first round of the NFL draft, and Paul Johnson became the first coach ever to be named ACC Coach of the Year in his first two seasons in the conference.
- The men’s and women’s basketball teams both won 23 games and both earned NCAA Tournament bids. Coach Paul Hewitt’s team advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament.
- The baseball and softball teams both earned top-eight national seeds and hosted NCAA regionals. Women’s tennis also hosted NCAA 1st- and 2nd-round matches.
- The ACC champion golf team advanced to the final eight of the NCAA championships.
- The volleyball team, under first-year coach Tonya Johnson, earned the program’s first NCAA bid since 2004.
In other news, linebacker Osahon Tongo, a native of Naperville, Ill., has voluntarily left the football team.