Mount Aloysius moves men's assistant over

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Brian Giesler, middle. Mount Aloysius has named Brian Giesler as its new women's basketball coach.

Giesler was previously an assistant coach for the men's basketball program at Mount Aloysius from 2015 to 2018. This past season, he was a key member of Will Cabrera's coaching staff that saw the Mounties make their first AMCC tournament appearance since the 2012-2013 season.

He replaces Kristi Kaack, who left following the 2017-18 season, her seventh as head coach. The Mounties were 17-8 this past season, marking the third time they had won 17 games in her tenure. She left with a career record of 99-84 (.541). Kaack will be the head girls' basketball coach at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania, this fall. 

Giesler is a 2015 graduate of Grove City. While at Grove City he was a two-sport athlete for the Wolverines, serving as a four-member of both the school's basketball and golf teams. He was a team captain for the basketball team his senior year. Giesler holds two program records at Grove City, both for 3-point field goals made. He holds the single season record with 76, and the single game record with eight. He also is second in career 3-pointers made at the college.

Giesler received his MBA from Mount Aloysius in 2017. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Mount Aloysius. 

According to D3hoops.com research, Giesler is the third Division III men's basketball assistant coach to be hired as the head women's basketball coach at his school.