PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Former Steelers’ linebackers coach and Robert Morris defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Dan Radakovich passed away Thursday. He was 84.
Radakovich graduated from Penn State in 1957 and coached there after graduating until 1969.
He joined the Steelers in 1971 and returned in 1974 where he helped the Steelers capture two Super Bowl titles.
Radakovich, a Duquesne native, coached at various colleges and NFL teams before he finished his career at Robert Morris where he retired in 2007.
Radakovich was the first coach Joe Walton hired when RMU’s program began in 1993.
“Dan, as much as anybody, is responsible for the building of the Robert Morris football program,” Walton said after Radakovich retired. “Any success we had goes equally to him. He was the best on-th-field coach I’ve ever seen.”
Radakovich is survived by his wife, Nancy and daughters Lisa, Leslie and Lori.