Lauren Giesecke enters her sixth season as Grand Canyon head coach in 2020-21 after taking over the program on July 28, 2015.
In addition to her collegiate duties, Giesecke coached the 2019 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup girls team in Japan.
Giesecke has moved the program to the top of the WAC since the move to DI. 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.
In addition to her WAC Championship and NCAA Tournament squad, Giesecke has coached several award winners including two WAC Freshman of the Year winners and seven All-WAC award honorees.
Under Giesecke’s direction, the Lopes have set numerous team records including Team Scoring Average, Single season birdies and Team Low Round. The Lopes have recorded five team victories during the Giesecke era.
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.