Mike Giancola enters his second season as Bridgewater's defensive line coach in 2018.
Bridgewater's 2017 defensive line featured the VaSID State Defensive Rookie of the Year (freshman Rashad Wood)- the program's first-ever State Rookie of the Year. Defensive end Muhammad Khan was also named to the All-ODAC team.
Giancola was the defensive coordinator at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va. in 2016, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to their second consecutive Virginia High School League 6-A state championship.
Giancola graduated from Westfield in 2006 and then went on to graduate from Virginia Tech in 2010.
He was a linebacker and a team captain at Westfield, and a member of the school's 2003 State Championship team.