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Takach comes to Happy Valley after serving 10 years at the University of Houston, including the last nine as the assistant athletics director for equipment operations. In his role with equipment operations, Takach managed the day-to-day relationship with Nike and supervised a staff of two full-time assistants and 13 managers that handled the equipment needs for Houston's 17 sports.
A native of Houston, Takach spent three years at Virginia Tech before joining the Cougars' staff. He was responsible for inventory, away game travel, equipment maintenance and student manager supervision while with the Hokies.
During his time at Houston and Virginia Tech, Takach was part of 12 teams that competed in bowl games.
Takach earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State in 2000. He also received his master's degree in health and physical education from Virginia Tech.