Coach Speak: Dan Radakovich

CLEMSON - Several Clemson coaches share their thoughts on the university's hire of Dan Radakovich as athletic director.

Terry Don Phillips
"I've known him for several years now. He's been a friend as an administrator and an athletic director. He's highly respected by his peers. I think he's going to be a great fit for Clemson University. He's a hard worker and he'll do a very good job."

Dabo Swinney
"I'm excited about getting to know Dan. He's got a wealth of experience. He's been to a lot of places and worked with a lot of great people, so I think that's a positive."

"Clemson, as we all know, it's a unique place. Even if you've been here, it takes a little while to really navigate Clemson and get to know it. His familiarity with this conference and on the outside looking in is going to help. He's followed this program for a long time. I think he's a great fit and look forward to getting started."

Brad Brownell
"He's experienced and been at a lot of different universities and certainly has gained a lot of different kind of experience at all those. I think it will help in his transition here.

"For me, personally, it's nice to see an athletic director who understands the significance of the facilities for basketball and has done an incredible job at Georgia Tech of changing their facilties. Building the practice facility and redoing their arena, giving them a first class environment. We need some of those things here and have got some of the things in place to start it. Just look forward to working with him and taking the next step."

Jack Leggett
"I'm very impressed with what Dan has had to say and I am excited about his enthusiasm for Clemson and his excitement and passion for what this challenge holds for him. I have known him some through his work on the ACC Baseball Committee and I have always had a lot of respect for the program at Georgia Tech. I think he has really good communication skills."

Itoro Coleman
"I want to welcome Dan to Tigertown. With the experiences that he has, we are looking forward to his leadership. He spoke about the practice facility, which is something that's high on our agenda right now, and I am looking forward to sitting down to speak with him about it. I would love to see where he could take it. I'm excited about what can happen here under his leadership." Top Stories