Whitman- Whitman-Hanson Regional High School announced today the appointment of Mike Costa as the new girls basketball coach. Coach Costa, who is a special education and math teacher at the high school, has spent the last 5 years as assistant coach with the boys program at Whitman-Hanson. He was named the MBCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017 for helping to lead the Panthers to their second straight South Sectional Championship. He is a 2008 graduate of Framingham State where he played 4 years of varsity basketball and was captain as a junior and senior.
“It is bitter sweet for me because losing Mike as my assistant will be tough, but I am very happy for him and the girls program. He is a knowledgeable coach that is an outstanding teacher of the game with a foundation in fundamentals,” Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach Bob Rodgers said. “We had many great candidates and the committee which narrowed the field felt that Coach Costa was the best fit to take our team to the next level. Our principal Dr. Jones and I completely agree.”
Costa has also coached at East Bridgewater High School and is a coach and Director of Player Development with Rise Above Basketball.
“I couldn’t be more excited for this challenge. There are so many talented athletes in the program and to coach where I teach is just a perfect situation,” coach Costa said. “You walk in the gym and see that girls basketball banner and realize how successful the program has been. The girls and I welcome the challenge of winning the first league championship since 2010. I don’t define success though by wins and losses but instead by the overall experience the girls have in the program and how it helps them grow as people.”
Whitman-Hanson competes in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.