Staff

Craig Giesy

Coach Giesy graduated from Bristol High School in 2003 and Malone University in 2007. He played collegiate basketball at Malone University for three seasons. Following Malone, he taught twelve years as a 4th-8th grade teacher at Newton Falls and is now the High School Technology teacher at Bristol. He coached three years of junior high at Bristol, one year as the varsity assistant under Nathan Kish at Lordstown, and then came back to Bristol in 2011 to take the Varsity boys basketball job and is currently still in the position. In his 10 years at the helm, Coach Giesy has led the Panthers to a win percentage over 80%, 10 consecutive league titles, 8 sectional championships, 3 district runner-ups, 2 district championships, and an undefeated season.

Mark Giesy

Coach Giesy graduated from Bristol High school in 1979. He is currently teaching technology at South Range High School and spent 7 years coaching the South Range 8th grade boy's basketball team under John Cullen. At South Range, Mark led the Raiders to five league championships, five Tournament Championships and one runner-up. Previously, Mark coached junior high basketball at Bristol for three years under Dave Majick and John Hippley. A few years later he served as the head coach at Bristol High School for three seasons.

Jeff Thompson

Coach Thompson graduated from Champion High School in 1982. He is a retired teacher from Bristol High School where he taught for over 30 years. He started his head coaching days at Bristol where he led the Lady Panthers for 10 seasons finishing with 145 wins, the most wins in Bristol coaching history. After leading the Panthers to a Regional Final, District Final, and a League Championship, he then took over the Lady Flashes at his alma mater. He coached at Champion for 16 years, winning 2 league championships and taking them to a District Championship game. Coach Thompson has surpassed 300 wins as a varsity head coach. This past four seasons Coach Thompson has led the JV boy's basketball at Bristol.

Aaron Wiebe

Coach Wiebe graduated from Bristol High School in 2014. He was a key member on the 2013 undefeated team at Bristol and has been a Varsity Assistant the past three seasons under Coach Giesy.

Dan Collins

Coach Collins was a 2009 graduate from Southwood High School in Wabash, Indiana. He continued his education at Indiana Wesleyan University graduating in 2013 with a double major in Elementary Education & Special Education. He was hired at Bristol High School as an Intervention Specialist in 2015. Coach Collins has been coaching at various levels under Coach Giesy for the past 6 seasons and is currently the Bristol Athletic Director.

Jack Mitton

Coach Mitton graduated from Bristol High School in 2016. While playing point guard for the Panthers, Jack helped lead his team to the District Final losing to State Champion Cornerstone Christian. Coach Mitton has worked with the youth the past couple seasons and just finished his third year as the Jr High Girls Coach and Varsity Assistant at Bristol.