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Tech AD, women's basketball coach get contract extensions
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The Georgia Tech Athletic Association Board of Directors approved new five-year contracts for athletics director Dan Radakovich and women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph, announced on Tuesday.

Radakovich, who is entering his fifth year at Georgia Tech, and Joseph, who will embark on her eighth basketball season, both agreed to terms that extend through 2015.

“I am extremely appreciative of the confidence that (Georgia Tech president) Dr. (Bud) Peterson and the board have shown in me, “ Radakovich said. “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.”

The 2009-10 academic year was one of the most successful in the history of Georgia Tech athletics. Beginning with an Athletic Coast Conference Championship and a Bowl Championship Series bowl-game appearance in football, Yellow Jackets sports team combined to produce a .727 winning percentage, the highest such percentage in school history.

Also in 2009-10: the men’s and women’s basketball team received NCAA Tournament berths, the baseball and softball teams each hosted NCAA regionals and both finished ranked nationally in the top 25, the golf team advanced to the final eight of the NCAA championships and the men’s and women’s tennis teams earned NCAA postseason bids.

Joseph has guided the women’s team to four straight 20-win seasons and has compiled a 129-86 record in her seven seasons at the helm.

She has led the team to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2009-10, Joseph’s team recorded a 23-10 record, matching the school record for wins in a season and the most since joining the ACC prior to the 1979-80 season.

Last season, Joseph’s team earned a fourth-place finish in the ACC and its first bye in the ACC Tournament before earning a bid in the NCAA Tournament.

“I am extremely thankful and appreciative that Georgia Tech, President Peterson, the board, Dan Radakovich and (senior woman administrator) Theresa Wensel have offered me a new contract and extension,” Joseph said. “ I am excited about the growth of Georgia Tech women’s basketball and I have tremendous confidence that with their support we will continue to have one of the top women’s basketball programs in the ACC.”

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