Director of Athletics and Recreation Margaret Alaimo has announced the appointment of Joe Giacchi as the new head coach of the St. Joseph’s University, N.Y. (Brooklyn) women’s basketball program. Giacchi, who brings over 10 years of coaching experience to Clinton Hill, assumes the role left by Tom Flahive who retired from coaching duties at the end of the 2022-23 season.
“We are excited to welcome Joe to St. Joseph’s University and the Bears family,” remarked Alaimo, adding “his knowledge and passion were apparent throughout the search process and we feel our student-athletes will thrive under his leadership.”
“I’m honored and very appreciative of Mrs. Alaimo and the search committee for the opportunity to be the head coach at St. Joseph’s Brooklyn” commented Giacchi.
Giacchi joins St. Joseph’s after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Caldwell University, from 2017 to 2023. While at the Division II institution, he saw his team earn an at-large bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament thanks to a 24-7 overall record and 16-3 record against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opposition. Giacchi’s responsibilities also included scheduling non-conference games, player management and academic supervision, recruiting student-athletes – both domestically and internationally – resulting in some of his players earning professional contracts in European leagues.
From November 2021 to January 2022, Giacchi stepped in as acting head coach; picking up his first head coaching win against Mercy College. He posted a 7-5 record in the stretch while his Cougars placed first in the CACC North Division standings. His side also ranked second in Division II in defensive rebounds.
Giacchi was the Assistant Athletic Director for Operations at Caldwell where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of their facilities both on and off-campus, managed event staff at home athletic events, and served as the administrative supervisor for the men’s lacrosse program.
Prior to Caldwell, Giacchi began his coaching career in 2014 as an assistant head coach of the boy’s basketball team at DePaul Catholic High School. Many of Giacchi’s players would go on to play basketball at the collegiate level during his three-year tenure.
Giacchi concluded “I look forward to building on the strong foundation in place while staying true to the University’s values. I’m so excited to get started.”
Giacchi earned his Bachelor of Arts in social studies from Caldwell in 2013 and obtained a Master of Science in sports management from West Virginia University in 2020.
A native of Totowa, N.J., Giacchi and his wife Chelsea reside in Hazlet, N.J.
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