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Hogan Named Associate AD for Public Relations

Aug. 4, 2006

ATLANTA–Wayne Hogan, formerly the Director of Athletics at the University of Montana and a long-time administrator at Florida State University, joins the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff as Associate Director of Athletics for Public Relations, announced Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich.

“Wayne Hogan brings a tremendous amount of experience to our department,” said Radakovich. “Any time you can add someone with 10 years of experience as an athletics director to your staff, it’s certainly a big plus in a positive.

“Wayne will concentrate his efforts on the external operations of the GTAA, including oversight of the sports information, marketing, broadcasting departments and our multi-media partner, ISP Sports.”

Hogan, 50, comes to Tech after two years as Vice President of Virtu Development Group, a multimedia company that works with collegiate athletics programs and professional teams.

He spent nine years as Director of Athletics at Montana (1995-2004). His tenure was highlighted by a pair of NCAA Division I-AA football championships and more than a dozen conference titles in a variety of men’s and women’s sports.

Hogan spearheaded $25 million in athletics facilities improvements at Montana, including a state-of-the-art Academic Center for student-athletes, three expansions to the Grizzlies’ football stadium that more than doubled capacity, and a major renovation of the school’s basketball arena.

Honored in 2003 as the Division I-AA West Region Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), he served as President of the I-AA Athletic Directors Association and as a member of NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee in 2004.

Hogan went to Montana following a 13-year stint at his alma mater, Florida State, capped by a year-long term as interim Director of Athletics in 1994-95. During much of his time in Tallahassee, he was responsible for external affairs, including sports information, marketing, promotions and broadcasting, and he was instrumental in the Seminoles move into the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Hogan earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from FSU in 1979 and then worked briefly with two minor league baseball teams as a broadcaster and at the University of New Mexico as assistant sports information and marketing director before returning to Florida State in 1982 as sports information director. He was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Communications in 1992.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Hogan is married to the former Dawn Dewberry of Treasure Island, Fla., and has three children, Lindsay, Kelly, and J.P.

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