Coaching Carousel: Drake Brings on Gonzaga Assistant Ray Giacoletti

USA TODAY Sports

Drake hires the former Utah head coach to help lead their program in the right direction.

Drake has found their replacement for Mark Phelps and its Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti.Giacolletti will take over the Missouri Valley program that went 15-17 this past year.

Giacoletti has been a head coach at North Dakota State, Eastern Washington and Utah. He took over for Rick Majerus at Utah and went 29-6 his first year with a Sweet 16 birth. The final two years he failed to put a winning product on the court for the Utes.

Overall Giacolleti has a 171-123 record as a head coach. He's also lead three different teams to the postseason over his 10 years at the helm. He has been in the Missouri Valley before as an assistant at Illinois State in the late 80s.

Drake went to the NCAA tournament in 2008 and has not been back. The birth in 2008 is just the one appearance for the Bulldogs in over 40 years.

Giacoletti is the twenty-seventh head coach in program history.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker