Paul Giesselmann, a member of the Creighton Volleyball coaching staff the past seven years, has accepted the head coaching position at Midland Lutheran College. Midland Lutheran is an NAIA school located in Fremont, Neb., about 45 minutes northwest of Omaha, where Giesselmann lives.
Giesselmann was a part of head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth’s inaugural staff at Creighton and has helped the team go 120-89 since then. Promoted to associate head coach four years ago, Giesselmann served as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to go to Midland,” said Giesselmann. “It’s a tough decision to make because I’ve really enjoyed the seven years I’ve had here at Creighton University. It’s been a great ride but in the end I really had to step back and look at what was best for my family, and the opportunity to be five minutes away from the campus and get to my kids’ activities is something that is very important to me at this point in my life.”
Before coming to Creighton, Giesselmann was a head coach for eight years at the College of St. Mary’s, where he went 227-80 and won seven league titles.