Drake coach Ray Giacoletti resigns after team's 1–7 start

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake coach Ray Giacoletti has resigned after three-plus season with the Bulldogs.

Giacoletti, the former coach at Utah, went just 32-69 at Drake—including a 1–7 start to this season. He will be replaced by assistant Jeff Rutter for the rest of the season.

Giacolleti's stint with the Bulldogs got off to a promising start, as he finished 15–16 in 2013–14 for a program with just one NCAA Tournament appearance since 1971.

But Drake finished 9-22 and 7-24 in the next two seasons. The Bulldogs only win so far in 2016–17 came against Division III Simpson College.

Giacoletti says "it's time for a new voice" to lead the Bulldogs. Rutter spent seven seasons as an assistant at Iowa State before joining Giacoletti at Drake.

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