Ray Giacoletti has his assistant coaches on board at Utah.
April 7, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - Ray Giacoletti, named Utah head men's basketball coach last Wednesday, has completed the hiring of his assistant coaches. Randy Rahe, who joins the Utes from Utah State; Marty Wilson, formerly of UC Santa Barbara; and Mike Score, a member of Giacoletti's staff at Eastern Washington, have been brought on board.
"I couldn't be more excited to have these three guys becoming a part of our program," said Giacoletti. "All three of these guys come from winning programs and they've won everywhere they've been. Mike won a national junior college championship, Randy and Marty were a part of Big West Conference championship teams, and all three of them have been with teams that have received postseason bids, both to the NCAA Tournament and the NIT."
"The one common denominator with these guys is that we've built relationships over the last 10 years," Giacoletti continued. " I've had the chance to see them work, I know how strong their work ethic is and I know how dedicated they are to the student-athletes."
Rahe spent the past six years at Utah State and was with Aggie head coach Stew Morrill for 13 seasons, beginning at Colorado State in 1991. In six years at Utah State, Rahe helped guide the Aggies to a 143-46 record, three Big West Conference titles, three NCAA Tournament appearances and two trips to the NIT. He has recruited extensively in Utah and Colorado.
Rahe entered the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Colorado College in 1989. He joined the staff at Colorado in 1990 before moving to Denver in 1991. Rahe was hired by Colorado State in the summer of 1991 in Morrill's first year. He began his coaching career at Bethune and Stratton High Schools in Colorado.
Rahe earned bachelor's degrees in elementary education and physical education from Buena Vista (Colo.) College in 1982. Rahe is a native of Algona, Iowa. He and his wife Laura have two sons.
Wilson, who was as an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara the past six seasons, has earned a reputation as one of the West Coast's top recruiters. Wilson helped direct UCSB to 54 wins in the last three years, the Big West Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002, and the Big West regular-season title and an NIT bid in 2003.
Prior to his arrival in Santa Barbara, Wilson spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of San Diego, where he was the Toreros' recruiting coordinator.
Wilson began his coaching career at Pepperdine after graduating in 1989. He was elevated to the head assistant position in April of 1995. In January of 1996 he was named interim head coach for the Waves, replacing Tony Fuller who resigned in mid-season. Wilson is from Pacoima, Calif. He and his wife Mayra have one daughter and one son.
Score was an assistant coach on Giacoletti's staff all four years at EWU. During that time, the Eagles went to the NCAAs in 2004 and the NIT in 2003-making the school's first ever postseason appearances-and won the Big Sky Conference in '03-04. He has recruited heavily in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
Score was previously an assistant coach at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa, for four seasons. He helped guide Southeastern to the 2000 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship.
Score was a student assistant coach at the University of Washington from 1994-96, beginning his association with Giacoletti, who was a full-time assistant for the Huskies. The Everett, Wash., native received his bachelor's degrees in business administration and political science from Washington in 1996.