|Title:||Head Coach, Men's Soccer|
Jim Costa was named head coach of the Lynx in May of 2014 after serving seven seasons on the LU sideline as an assistant. During his time in Cambridge, he has helped lead the program to four conference finals, three ECAC Tournaments and an NCAA Tournament Automatic Bid. He has more than 20 years of coaching experience at the club, ODP, PDL and college levels to go along with his collegiate and semi-professional playing experience.
Costa is a former Massachusetts Olympic Development coach and is also a staff coach with the Real Boston Rams, who play in the USL Premier Development League. Costa also served as the Technical Director for the Real Boston Soccer Academy prior to joining Black Watch Premier Rhode Island as a Head Coach and Staff Coach in January 2014.
After completing his high school career where he was selected as a three time league all-star and MVP his senior season, Costa went on to play college soccer at Massasoit CC helping the program win their first NJCAA Div-1 National Championship in 1986. After graduating, he began a 10 year career as a semi-professional player in the competitive L.A.S.A. league where he went on to become a three time all-star while representing his team as captain for eight of those ten seasons.
Costa currently holds the NSCAA Premier Badge, USSF B License, KNVB Dutch Advanced Diploma, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as the Portuguese Soccer Coaches Association of America.
He currently resides in Avon, MA with his wife Diane and 2 year old son Kaden.
Gustavo Nascimento joined the Lynx coaching staff as an assistant coach in July 2012 after a season on the sidelines at Anna Maria College of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference in nearby Paxton, MA.
Nascimento has been involved with soccer most of his life. The Brazil native played at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in South Yarmouth, MA and continues to play in area amateur leagues as an adult. On the coaching side, in addition to his time spent at Anna Maria, he works with various local organizations, including Medford Youth Soccer and Sidekick Soccer Academy.
He carries a United States Soccer Federation E license and NFHS Coaches Principles, Soccer Technical and Tactical Skills accreditation. Nascimento studied history with a minor in Spanish at the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2006.
Andrew Keleher joined the Lynx staff as the men's and women's soccer goalkeeper coach in August 2012.
He comes to Lesley after serving in the same role at Springfield College, where he assisted his alma mater during the 2011 spring season. In fall 2010, he was the goalkeeper coach at East Longmeadow High School in East Longmeadow, MA, coaching the Spartans varsity, junior varsity and freshman keepers.
Keleher is the Managing Director of Sponsorships and Fundraising for the Real Boston Rams of the Player Development League (PDL) and is also the founder of ProFit, LLC, which provides individual training for soccer players of all positions.
Collegiately, Keleher logged a shutout in net for the Pride in 2008 and another in 2009. He was the men's soccer team representative on Springfield's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, representing the Pride at the NCAA Regional Leadership Convention in November 2009.
Keleher earned his bachelor's of science in sport management with a minor in business in 2010.