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 was hired into a 4th grade teaching job at Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools. 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 8 years at the helm, Coach Giesy has led the Panthers to an overall record of 159-35 with 8 consecutive league titles, 6 sectional championships, 2 district runner-ups, 1 district championship, 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 5 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, three 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 currently teaching at Bristol High School where he has been for 30 plus 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 championship and taking them to a District Championship game. Coach Thompson has surpassed 300 wins as a varsity head coach. This past two 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 Jr High Basketball under Coach Giesy for the past 4 seasons and has also served as a Varsity Assistant the past two seasons.

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 first year as the Jr High Girls Coach at Bristol.

Bobby Evan

Bobby is a 2018 graduate from Bristol. Last season he coached the 6th grade at Bristol. Coach Evan is a student of the game who has a natural rapport with our kids. Bobby was recently accepted into the Apprenticeship Program through the Pipefitters Union.