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04/20/2016

Pitt Athletic Director Scott Barnes Announces Departmental Restructuring

Internal and External Affairs Units Unveiled

Paul Klaczak joined the Pitt Athletic Department in July of 2007. During his time at Pitt, he has been responsible for the operations and management of athletics facilities, overseeing game and event management, serving as liaison for new construction and renovation projects and serving as a Sports Administrator. He played a key role in the construction of the Petersen Sports Complex and the renovations to Fitzgerald Fieldhouse and Trees Pool. As a Sport Administrator, he helped teams win six conference championships. Klaczak served as Tournament Manager for the 2015 ACC Wrestling Championship and 2008 EWL Championship; and will be the Tournament Manager of the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championship.

Prior to returning to Pittsburgh, Klaczak spent 18 years as a member of the University of Cincinnati Athletic Department. Klaczak’s experience there included being the project leader for the Varsity Village, assisting with fundraising for the Varsity Village project, overseeing athletic facility construction and renovation, supervision of athletic facilities and event operations and sports oversight. While at Cincinnati, Klaczak was the Tournament Director for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Midwest Regional and the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship.
 
A 1986 graduate of Marietta College with a degree Information Systems, Klaczak played baseball for the Etta Express. Klaczak received his graduate degree in Sports Management from Robert Morris University in 1988.
 
A Pittsburgh, Pa., native, Klaczak resides in North Hills with his wife, Becky, and their son, Zak.
 
Beyond the Bio
Favorite place on the University of Pittsburgh campus?
The Cathedral of Learning, in particular the Nationality Rooms.
 
Favorite sports moment at Pitt?
Being at the Pitt-ND football game in 1975, when Tony Dorsett rushed for 303 yards and the Panthers upset #9 ND.
 
What do you love most about working in athletics?
Providing support for young women and men so that they may be able to grow academically, athletically, personally and in the community.
 
What is one thing everyone should do when they visit the city of Pittsburgh?
Take an incline ride up to Mt. Washington. You get an unbelievable view of the city. In addition, I do not think there are many cities that have an incline, yet alone two.

Paul Klaczak

Paul  Klaczak

Position:
Associate Athletic Director, Facilities & Event Management

Contact:
Petersen Events Center
3719 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone - (412) 648-8280
Fax - (412) 648-8225

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