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Ex-EWU head coach and Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti earns promotion at Saint Louis

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2020

Ray Giacoletti (right) and GU coaches Donny Daniels, Tommy Lloyd and Mark Few watch the action during a 2013 game against Portland.   (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Ray Giacoletti (right) and GU coaches Donny Daniels, Tommy Lloyd and Mark Few watch the action during a 2013 game against Portland.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Ray Giacoletti, former head coach at Eastern Washington and ex-Gonzaga assistant coach, has earned a promotion on Travis Ford’s staff at Saint Louis.

Giacoletti was elevated to full-time assistant coach after serving as assistant to the head coach last season, a non-coaching position.

“I am appreciative of Coach Ford and the SLU administration for this opportunity,” Giacoletti said in a school release. “Last year was a great experience working with the staff and our players, and on a personal level it was enjoyable for me to be back in the game working with a tremendous group of guys.”

Giacoletti guided Eastern Washington to the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth in 2004. He posted winning records in each of his four seasons before taking over at Utah from 2005-07.

Giacoletti assisted at Gonzaga from 2008-13 as the Zags compiled a 163-41 record. He resigned in Dec., 2016, during his fourth season as Drake’s head coach. He was a basketball analyst on television broadcasts before joining Ford’s staff at Saint Louis.

“Ray brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to our program and has already developed great relationships with our players,” Ford said.

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