Klaczak, a Pittsburgh native, comes to Pitt from Cincinnati where he served as an Associate Director of Athletics for nine years, overseeing operations, facilities and numerous other areas within the athletic department.
In his capacity at Pitt, Klaczak will be responsible for the operations and management of all athletic facilities in coordination with University facilities management. He will also serve as liaison for the construction of new athletic facilities and oversee all game/event management.
The Marietta College undergraduate earned his Master's degree in Sports Management from Robert Morris in 1988. Since that time, he has been with the Bearcats in various roles including serving as a member of the Senior Staff.
Klaczak was the project leader for Cincinnati's $112 million Varsity Village, including its construction projects and all facility renovations. He assisted in raising more than $40 million from the private sector and played a key role in the strategic planning, presentations and solicitations.
At Cincinnati, Klaczak's responsibilities included assisting with the daily operation of the department, oversight of all athletic facility construction and renovation, assisting with athletic facility fundraising and financing, sports oversight and supervision of athletic facilities and event operations. His duties also included oversight of strength and conditioning, equipment operations and information technology.
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