View Full Version : Drake coach Ray Giacoletti resigns with team just 1-7

12-06-2016, 01:11 PM

Kind of saw this coming ... .

12-06-2016, 01:18 PM
Too bad. I wonder why he had such poor results at Drake. http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2016/12/06/giacoletti-resigns-from-drake/

In the midst of a 1-7 start to his fourth season, Giacoletti resigned Tuesday, handing the team over for the season to assistant coach Jeff Rutter.

“I think it’s time for a new direction,” Giacoletti told reporters at a press conference announcing the news.

Giacoletti compiled a 32-69 record with the Bulldogs, whose win totals decreased in each season from 15 in 2013-14 to nine the year after and seven last season. Giacoletti’s teams never won more than six games in Missouri Valley Conference play.

Prior to his six seasons as an assistant at Gonzaga under Mark Few, Giacoletti was the head coach at both Utah and Eastern Washington for three seasons each.

Drake’s start to this season has been nothing short of a disaster with its lone win coming against a Division III school and suffering a loss to Division II Alaska Anchorage.

12-06-2016, 01:21 PM
Good man... this can be a rough, very unforgiving business

12-06-2016, 02:23 PM

12-06-2016, 03:49 PM
Maybe he should've stayed at Eastern Washington. Head coaching gigs have been fairly unkind to him ever since then.

Of course Drake isn't the easiest place to win. Had one monster season before the coach at the time bailed for Providence or something, can't remember them winning much before or since that one season.