Michael Costa: Michael just finished his fourth season as an Assistant Head Varsity Coach at Whitman Hanson High School. Last season, Mike was awarded MBCA Assistant Coach of the Year! In his four years at Whitman-Hanson, the Panthers have won three straight Patriot League championships (2016, 2017, and 2018) and back to back South Sectional Championships (2016 and 2017). Mike’s career began at Boston College High School where he played two years of varsity basketball under Head Coach Jerry Morelli. While Michael was at BC High, he was a two time Catholic Conference Champion in both the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons. During the 2003-2004 season, Mike was the starting point guard for the Eagles who went 19-5 that season and was named a Catholic Conference All-Star. From there Michael went on to play four years of college basketball at Framingham State College. He was a three year starter and a two time captain during his junior and senior seasons. During his career at Framingham State, Michael helped lead the Rams to two MASCAC conference championship appearances as well as two ECAC Division III New England Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament appearances. During his sophomore year at Framingham State, Michael was #4 in the nation for Division III in steals. In each of his last two seasons, he finished with over 200 points 100 rebounds and 100 assists. Michael graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He then went on earned his Master’s Degree from AIC in Moderate Disabilities 5-12. Mike works as a Special Education Teacher at Whitman-Hanson High School.
At PACE, it is our goal to maximize every player’s potential, through positive thinking, both on and off of the court. The goal at PACE is to separate ourselves from other player development programs by taking a “different” approach in helping our student athletes reach their maximum potential through both skill development as well as character development.
Values and Beliefs
P – Precision
“Precision” is having a ridiculous attention to detail. We pay attention to the little things in everything that we do, and create habits that will maintain a commitment to excellence. "We are what we repeatedly do".
A – Approach/Attitude
Our actions align with our intent. We are always consistent in our “approach” and rooted in our values. We preach having a positive attitude and a having a growth mindset so that we can achieve our maximum potential.
C – Communication
We communicate our values in everything that we say and do. Our creative vocabulary makes our teaching and “communication” memorable and effective.
E – Enhance
We continually look for ways to “enhance” our programming, staff, athletes, and coaches and make them the very best they can be. “It is not what we do; it’s how we do what we do”.