Drake Hires Giacoletti as New Men’s BB Coach

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March 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake has hired Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti as its new basketball coach. Giacoletti has worked under coach Mark Few for the past six seasons. Gonzaga won five West Coast Conference titles during that time and reached No. 1 late this season.

Giacoletti is perhaps best known for his three-year tenure at Utah. The Utes went 54-40 under Giacoletti, who previously spent four seasons as the head coach at Eastern Washington. Giacoletti replaces Mark Phelps, who was fired two weeks ago after five seasons.