When Carmine Giglio joined Army's gymnastics staff in 2001, head coach Doug Van Everen gained a skilled and talented assistant who helped bring the Black Knights to the forefront of collegiate gymnastics. In 2014, he was promoted to Associate Head Coach.
As two of the most respected coaches in the field, the Army duo were honored at the conference and national level in 2005, earning four coaching awards between them.
Giglio was the recipient of the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) National Assistant Coach of the Year award shortly after copping ECAC "Assistant of the Year" accolades, and Van Everen earned ECAC and CGA East Regional "Coach of the Year" honors. They guided Army to an 11-1 record that year and its first ECAC Championship since 1962.
Since his arrival at West Point, the Black Knights have sported an overall record of 70-51-1 (.578) and have crowned an Eastern League individual champion eight of the last 11 years. In 2004, Army earned its first bid to the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships since 1963, then won its first ECAC title in 44 years the following spring along with the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Army sent a school-record 12 individual qualifiers to the NCAAs by his third season (2003), along with back-to-back runner-up honors at the ECAC Championships in 2003 and 2004.
Giglio has helped Army win the All-Academy title seven straight years along with a 15-1 showing against Air Force and 13-3 versus Navy en route to compiling a dual winning percentage of 88 percent (28-4) over its service-academy rivals during that span.
His first season (2001) was marked by the Black Knights posting their highest winning percentage (.727) at the time under Van Everen, along with an Eastern League champion and a record eight gymnasts qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Army defeated Navy three times during the season en route to an 8-3 mark.
His second season saw Army crown its first Eastern champion on floor exercise since 1980, along with six gymnasts qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Army also defended its title at the All-Academy Championships, outpointing both Navy and Air Force.
The 2003-2005 seasons have proven to be the most superb in school history. In 2003, Army authored a 13-1 mark (.929), posted a pair of second place finishes at the ECAC and USAGC Championships, qualified a record 12 individuals for the NCAA Championships and claimed an All-American.
The Black Knights crowned an ECAC champion and USAGC national champion along with five USAGC All-America certificates.
The 2004 campaign at that point was the finest under Van Everen and Giglio with Army earning a berth to the NCAA Championships following a second-place finish at the ECAC Championships, where the Black Knights crowned their first ECAC still rings champion in ten years. Wins over Navy and Air Force once again were included in Army's 10-4 mark.
The 2005 season was highlighted by Army's first ECAC title since 1962, an 11-1 record along with crowning an Eastern champion. George Rhynedance captured an Eastern title on the high bar in 2006, Eliot Proctor followed on the parallel bars in 2007, along with Garrek Hojan-Clark on pommel horse in 2011. Army also picked up three USAG All-American certificates in 2011.
As a collegian, Giglio enjoyed a standout career at Western Michigan. The three-time captain became the first Bronco to qualify for the NCAA Championships in all-around following a ninth-place finish at the East Regionals his senior campaign.
After earning his bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in health in 1990, Giglio began his coaching career on the staff at the International Gymnastics School.
Giglio and his wife Kelly reside in New Windsor, N.Y., with their sons Jase Anthony (5) and Caden Park (3), along with daughter Kira Shaye born August 19, 2010.