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Associated Press , Published March 28 2013

Drake hires former NDSU coach Giacoletti

DES MOINES, Iowa — 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 spent three years 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.

Giacoletti's first head coaching job was at Division II North Dakota State, where he worked from 1998-2000 before taking over at Eastern Washington for four seasons.


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