William Gieler was an instrumental part of the first two North Georgia baseball teams since it was brought back in 2000, helping the Saints enjoy early success. He is considered by many to have been the best outfielder to play at North Georgia as his name is still etched in the Saints' baseball record book. Gieler is still third in North Georgia career batting average (.354), fourth for most stolen bases (48) and seventh for career slugging percentage (.525). His 2001 campaign saw him record 65 runs batted in, which still stands sixth all-time. His 26 stolen bases in 2001 are still fourth all-time for a single season while his 22 stolen bases in 2000 was sixth-best in program history. Gieler was a member of the 2001 squad, which won the Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference (GACC) title, and was named the GACC Player of the Year as well as the conference’s Male Athlete of the Year that same season. He was also named to the 2001 NAIA All-Region Team. He graduated from North Georgia in 2002 with a degree in Computer Information Systems and has worked for the last five years as a marketing specialist for Ingenico Incorporated, a credit card terminal manufacturer in Alpharetta, Ga. In his spare time he enjoys participating in various sports and keeping in touch with many of the friends he made while at North Georgia, including Coach Cantrell and baseball supporter Bob Stein.