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Prince George
County, VA

Scott Girolmo Selected as Prince George High School's New Head Football Coach, Health/PE Teacher

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. ‚??- Prince George County Public Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Scott Girolmo as Prince George High School's new health and physical education teacher and head football coach beginning July 1, 2021.

Mr. Girolmo joins PGCPS with an impressive resumé that includes a combination of exceptional teaching, coaching, and mentoring experiences as the foundation for his success-driven athletics programming, which emphasizes character-oriented leadership for the students he serves in the classroom and on the field.

He is licensed in K-12 Health and Physical Education as well as Driver's Education and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a Master's in Education in Curriculum Development. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience with him from serving in coaching roles from high school to the collegiate level in positions such as Assistant Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Football Coach for Western New England College as well as Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach at Liberty High School and Head Coach and Offensive/Defensive Coordinator of Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Virginia. Most recently, he has served as Head Football Coach and Health and Physical Education Teacher at Battlefield High School in Prince William County Public Schools.

Through these positions, Mr. Girolmo stands out in the field of athletics and as a leader with the installation of new special teams, expanding the use of technology including Virtual Reality training, practice filming, sideline review, on-field wearable devices, and programmed devices for strength training. These strategies and coaching techniques have led Mr. Girolmo's teams to state championships and to creating new school records in performance statistics.

He is known for his unique offensive style and has shared his innovation with the ‚??Coach and Coordinator Podcast and‚?? served as a regular writer for As Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2017, his contributions are recognized for setting records at three different schools. He is heralded for having a passion for teaching football and possessing a high level of positive energy that relates well to students and families.

"Coach Girolmo comes from a coaching background and brings experience from two stints as a head football coach," ‚??Prince George County Public Schools Athletic Director Bruce Carroll said.‚?? "His philosophy of mentoring and developing quality young people aligns with our division's philosophy. This translates to the game of football, the classroom, and the game of life."

"Prince George County Public Schools is excited to have Coach Girolmo join our family of educators and lead Prince George High School Royals football," ‚??Division Superintendent Dr. Lisa Pennycuff said. "Mr. Girolmo's leadership abilities in the classroom and on the field have resulted in considerable success through his career. We are happy to welcome Coach Girolmo and his family to our school division and look forward to him working with our wonderful students and athletes."

Mr. Girolmo offered the following statement regarding his selection as Prince George High School's new health and physical education teacher and head football coach:

“Ashton and I are humbled and grateful to have a chance to be a part of this great school and community. For 10 years Prince George has been our home away from home, as we have spent countless long weekends and Holidays visiting with our family here. We feel like we have always had a place in this town. Each time I drive in on Middle Road I pass the water tower that says "You Belong in Prince George." Each trip I feel a little bit more like we belong. Now I am thankful that we get a chance to raise our daughter Reagan and son Will in a wonderful place, surrounded by so many sweet and special people. We are looking forward to the challenge of leading the football program and creating a unique and rewarding experience for the players, students and the community. It will take all of us: players, coaches, parents, administration, teachers, students and fans, but we can create something special together. Go Royals!”

Mr. Girolmo moves into Prince George High School’s head football coach position following Mr. Carroll's elevation to Prince George County Public Schools’ Athletic Director in August 2020.