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WOMEN'S SOFTBALL COACHES


Coach Costa

Head Coach, Softball - John Costa

jcosta@rcbc.edu

In fall 2018, John Costa entered his first full year as the Barons women’s softball head coach. Costa’s coaching philosophy is to instill high self-esteem into his players and to teach them the skills needed to be successful both on and off the field. 

“Wins are great, but the moments where you learn the most about yourself are when things do not go according to plan.  Errors, strikeouts and losses happen and developing players who know how to face and conquer that adversity is one of my main objectives,” states Costa. 

Prior to coaching at Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC), Costa served as the assistant coach for Chestnut Hill College (NCAA Division II) for three seasons.  In those three seasons, he served as the hitting coach and worked with both pitchers and catchers.

Costa also serves as the director of student life at RCBC, where he assists in ensuring that his players receive the tools and resources needed to be successful in the classroom. 

Costa is a two-time graduate from Temple University where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in educational administration.  He has worked for several colleges over the past 20 years, including Ramapo College, The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as, Temple University and Chestnut Hill College.

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