- Dubbed "The Baron," this fierce competitor was a defensive
stalwart and solid overall performer for Coach Don Martin's
teams of the late 1950s.
- Giersch was a junior guard/forward on the 1957-58 team that
went 16-5 and earned BC's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid.
- As a sophomore, he led the Eagles in both field goals (111)
and free throws (94). Giersch's accomplishments during the
years that put Boston College basketball on the map are made
even more impressive because of a childhood bout with polio
that forced him to learn to walk again at age 7 and left one
leg shorter than the other.
- He was also the baseball team's ace starter until his senior
year and served in the U.S. Navy upon graduation.
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall
of Fame in 1994.