USF Assistant Director of Communications Mike Radomski has passed away in a car accident. We have no further details at this time, but once we do we’ll post them here.
@USFMediaMike you will be greatly missed my friend #rip pic.twitter.com/bnXpwn4sj5— CHRIS CATES (@chrcates) October 12, 2017
Gonna miss you buddy. You showed up to work everyday and always had this same smile. Going to miss our daily chats my friend. pic.twitter.com/epRqQYZqUD— Billy Mohl (@USF_CoachMohl) October 12, 2017
I remember taking this photo for Mike & how excited he was to be working the Outback Bowl. That was him, always happy & optimistic about everything. The world lost a really, really good one today. Miss you, Domski. ❤️ #RIP pic.twitter.com/aaedNtepFG— Lindsey Morrison (@lindseeeeyyy) October 12, 2017
Mike came to USF in November 2015, and was the media contact for baseball and volleyball. He was promoted to the contact for men’s basketball during the 2016-17 season, as well as for track and field and cross-country.
Mike was a proud graduate of Quinnipiac, and worked for the University of Evansville as a play-by-play announcer and sports information director before coming to USF.
Those of us at TDS who knew him are absolutely devastated. In a business that makes so many people hardened and cynical, Radomski (which is what everyone called him... you could be around him for months before hearing his first name) was as happy and energetic about his job as anyone we’ve ever been around.
That smile you see in all those pictures above is one Mike wore just about constantly every day we knew him. We are thinking of his wife Christina, whom he married in June of 2016, as well as the entire USF Athletics family today.
We’ll write more about Mike later, but those of us that knew him need to cry a little more right now.
Update 12:05 p.m.: Statement from USF Athletics.
Athletic Director Mark Harlan: “Mike served our student-athletes and coaches with distinction and with pride and his loss is devastating for all of us, no more so tan for his wife, Christina, and his family and friends. Mike’s infectious smile and kind hard will never be forgotten by the South Florida family. We will do all that we can to support Christina and their family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Men’s Basketball Coach Brian Gregory: “I am truly at a loss for words. I am heartbroken. Mike had become a member of our basketball family and endeared himself to our student-athletes, coaches and staff, with his honesty, humility, kindness, and professionalism. We all lost a friend today and we will do our part to uphold his memory by living lives of virtue and optimism. Our hearts go out to Christina and their family.”