Nick Giglio resigns as Red Bank football coach
Nick Giglio has resigned as the head football coach at Red Bank Regional after nine seasons.
Giglio tendered his resignation in early January via a letter to the school’s football community, citing personal reasons. His resignation was first reported by the Asbury Park Press.
Giglio went 40-52 leading the Bucs (2009-2018) with the best season coming in 2015 when Red Bank went 11-1 and reached the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 championship game. The Bucs won the Class B North division title that season thanks to a memorable home win over Red Bank Catholic, securing a division crown for the first time since 1977. Red Bank’s trip to the sectional championship game was also its first since 1977 and the 11 wins tied a program record originally set in 1975 when the Bucs won their only NJSIAA Sectional title.
Red Bank went 7-3 this past season and reached the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals where it lost to eventual sectional champion and NJSIAA South Group 3 Bowl Game champion Rumson-Fair Haven. The Bucs’ other defeats came to Non-Public Group 3 champion Red Bank Catholic and Central Jersey Group 4/South Group 4 Bowl champion Long Branch. They finished the season ranked No. 7 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10.
In the four years prior to Giglio becoming Red Bank’s head coach, the Bucs had a 4-36 record, including an 0-10 season in 2008. Red Bank went 24-18 over Giglio’s final four seasons.
Before becoming Red Bank’s head coach, Giglio was the head coach at Point Beach for eight seasons (2001-2008), going 26-54.
Red Bank’s next coach will take over a program in good shape to compete for a division title and make another postseason run. Among the Bucs’ returners for next year are running back Makai Mickens, quarterback Jack Chamberlain, linebacker Kyle Weisman and wide receiver/defensive back Nick Ferrogine. Mickens was an SSN second-team All-Shore selection after rushing for 1,206 yards and 13 touchdowns to become Red Bank’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004. Ferrogine was a third-team All-Shore selection at defensive back.
Red Bank will play in the Liberty Division in 2019 with Central Regional, Donovan Catholic, Holmdel, Lacey and Manasquan. Last season, the Bucs were in the Freedom Division with Red Bank Catholic, Long Branch, Ocean, Toms River East and Toms River South.
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