Lauren Giesecke enters her fourth season as Grand Canyon head coach in 2018-19 after taking over the program on July 28, 2015.
Giesecke guided the Lopes to a historic 2017-18 season, which included WAC Coach of the Year honors for GCU capturing the WAC Championship and earning an NCAA Regional berth. The Lopes saw their Golfstat ranking nearly crack the top 100 before finishing at No. 103.
The women's golf program was the first Lopes team to qualify for a NCAA tournament since GCU became eligible for Division I postseason competition for 2017-18.
Giesecke's 2017-18 squad set numerous individual and team records, including single-round tournament score, overall tournament score, most single-season birdies by an individual and scoring average. Three Lopes earned All-WAC awards, including Siripatsorn Patchana winning WAC Freshman of the Year and medalist honors at the WAC Championship.
Giesecke came to GCU from South Florida, where she had been an assistant coach under Marci Kornegay since 2013. While at USF, Giesecke helped the program rise in the national rankings and coached standout Ashley Burke to all-conference status and an NCAA regional berth.
Giesecke is a 2011 graduate of Indiana with a degree in exercise science and minor in coaching. She was a four-year member of the Hoosiers' golf team.
Prior to arriving at USF, Giesecke worked as the Junior Golf Manager of PGA of America's Georgia Section, helping organize and run junior golf tournaments. She also spent time with the American Junior Golf Association and International Junior Golf Tour.
Giesecke is from Kokomo, Ind., and prepped at Northwestern High School, captaining a top-10 state tournament team.