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After starting out 5-3, the Utes reeled off 18 consecutive wins to tie the second-longest winning streak in school history. The Runnin’ Utes won the MWC title with the best record in the league’s sixyear history at 13-1. Giacoletti then directed the Utes to the championship game of the MWC Tournament, marking the fifth straight season that Giacoletti led his team (Utah or EWU) to the conference tournament title game. Giacoletti went 54-40 in his three years at Utah. Giacoletti’s first head coaching job was a three-year stint (19982000) at NCAA Division II North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., where he went 48-33. His 10-year record as a head coach is 171-123. Before becoming a head coach, Giacoletti was an assistant for four years at both Illinois State University (1990-93) and the University of Washington (1994-97) under Bob Bender. Giacoletti graduated from Minot State University in North Dakota with a degree in physical education in 1985. He was a 4-year letterman, started three seasons and served as team captain twice. He got his start in coaching as a student assistant coach at Minot State in 1984-85 while he finished his degree. Giacoletti was a graduate assistant coach at Western Illinois University in 1985-86. He was an assistant at Oral Roberts University in 1986-87. Giacoletti was an assistant coach and director of player personnel for the Fresno Flames of the World Basketball League from 1988-89. “Ray brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to this program,” Few said. “He did a great job as both a head coach and assistant coach at the Division I level and he continued that professionalism and success in his first year at Gonzaga. There was no hesitation to make Ray a part of this staff. He was excited about returning to this area and we were excited he accepted the opportunity to become a Zag.” Ray and his wife Kim were married in 1994.

Ray Giacoletti’s Collegiate Coaching Record Year 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 UTAH TOTALS

School Utah Utah Utah

Overall 11-19 14-15 29-6 54-40

Conference 6-10 6-10 13-1 25-21

Finish T6th 6th 1st

League Mountain West Mountain West Mountain West

Year 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 EWU TOTALS

School Eastern Washington Eastern Washington Eastern Washington Eastern Washington

Overall 17-13 18-13 17-13 17-11 69-50

Conference 11-3 9-5 10-4 11-5 41-17

Finish 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd

League Big Sky Big Sky Big Sky Big Sky

Year School 1999-00 North Dakota State 1998-99 North Dakota State 1997-98 North Dakota State NDSU TOTALS

Overall 16-11 14-13 18-9 48-33

Conference 9-9 8-10 9-9 26-28

Finish 6th T5th T5th

League North Central North Central North Central






2009-10 Gonzaga Men's Basketball Media Guide  

2009-10 Gonzaga Men's Basketball Media Guide