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Rafael Costa named Assistant Soccer Coach at Holmes CC



Rafael Costa 

Story from Holmes CC Athletics:

Rafael Costa has joined the Holmes Community College soccer program as an assistant coach with both the men’s and women’s soccer teams.

Prior to coming to Holmes, Costa was the Girls Head Coach at Starkville High School and Director of Coaching for TFC-Starkville, both since 2021. Prior to moving to Starkville, Costa coached with MS Rush Soccer and volunteered twice with Mississippi College’s Men’s program (Fall 2019 and Spring 2021).

He finished his collegiate career at Mississippi College in 2019where he served as a captain and was selected as a First Team All-GSC selection in 2018, also taking home D2CCA All-South Region honors in his senior season. Costa was also selected for Mississippi College 2010’s Men’s Soccer All-Decade Team.

Costa graduated with an MSC in Professional Communication in Sports from Mississippi College in May 2019. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Football (Soccer) Studies from Solent University (Southampton, UK).

Costa holds an FA Level 1 Coaching license and is alsocurrently coaching with MS Rush United’s ECNL Boys teams.

Rafa and his wife, Rebecca, enjoy traveling and live in Madison with their daughter, Adalyn.

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