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Lemn, Giancola Promoted to Coordinator Positions

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BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Bridgewater College football has announced several promotions on staff, including the appointment of Scott Lemn and Mike Giancola to coordinator positions.

On offense, Lemn (the Eagles' assistant head coach) will add the responsibility of offensive coordinator. Mitch Ferrick, who coached wide receivers in 2018, will be adding responsibility as the recruiting coordinator this spring.

The Eagles ranked fifth nationally in Division III in red zone offense (.943), while averaging 33.6 points and 222 yards rushing per game in conference play.

In Lemn's eight seasons coaching the BC offensive line, the Eagles have had nine All-State selections on the unit. In total, he has had 18 All-ODAC selections on his units since joining the Bridgewater staff in 2010.

On defense, Giancola will assume the defensive coordinator role and secondary coach Eddie Whitley adds responsibility as the pass defense coordinator.

Bridgewater had the ODAC's top unit in 2018 in both total defense (341.0 yards per game) and rushing defense (125.2 ypg). Junior linebacker Re'Shaun Myers was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year and was recognized by multiple organizations as a State Player of the Year.

Giancola's two years coaching the defensive line have resulted in three All-ODAC selections (including both Muhammad Khan and Roger White this year), along with the 2017 State Defensive Rookie of the Year.

The promotions come following the departure of coordinators Rob Everett (defense) and Billy Riebock (offense). Everett is joining the staff of Alliance of American Football professional franchise Memphis Express, and Riebock was named offensive coordinator at 2017 NCAA Division II national champion Texas A&M-Commerce.

"After changes made following the 2017 season, I felt by season's end in 2018 I was coaching a pretty good football team," commented head coach Michael Clark. "I felt comfortable with both the scheme, direction, and the on-staff people we had available to keep this progress going."

Bridgewater won its final four games this past season to finish with a 6-4 record and tied for second place in ODAC competition.

"The opportunity to reward inside staff for their hard work is a great option to have as a head football coach," said Clark. "My hope is that we can continue to build and transfer the momentum from 2018 into this offseason and beyond. It will take a better version of ourselves to reach our 2019 goals," he added.