5th Grade National
Bio – Bridget Robeson Costigan
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Head Coach Bio – Bridget Robeson Costigan (Coach B)
Coach Bridget (aka Coach B) has been coaching various high school, AAU, travel and house level teams together for over 10 years. She brings a balance of perspective, preparation and expertise that maximizes the individual and team development of the players she leads.
A native of Vienna, VA, Bridget was former member of the 1983 Vogues Junior Olympic Basketball team. She graduated from Marshall High School in Falls Church, where she was the second leading scorer in Northern Virginia and was selected to several First Team All Metropolitan, Regional and District teams.
Bridget played Division 1 Women’s Basketball for Manhattan College, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. A four year starter, she was the Lady J’s leading scorer and rebounder and the 5th Lady Jasper to hit 1000 points. As a junior, Bridget led the Lady Jaspers to its 1st MAAC Championship Title earning MVP honors and breaking three tournament records. Coach Bridget launched the Lady Jaspers their first bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament against Duke University, giving Manhattan College a ranking within the top 20 teams in the nation. In 2002, Coach Bridget was inducted to the Manhattan College Hall of Fame and was presented an award for being one of the greatest players in the first 30 years of the Women’s basketball program.
Prior to the women’s professional league, she also played semi-professional basketball for the AAU/USA Women’s Basketball Alliance and a tried out for the Washington Mystics in the second season of the WNBA in 1997.
After College, Coach B remained in Northern Virginia to start a technical consulting business and coach her Alma Mater George C. Marshall Girls Varsity Girls’ Varsity Basketball (’89 – ‘91). A sports enthusiast, she continues to compete at the regional and national levels in women’s basketball, volleyball and tennis and enjoys coaching and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Most recently, Coach B was the 2014 Potomac Valley AAU 4th Grade National team coach leading her team to a top finish at 5th Grade Dvision 1 Nationals in Orlando Florida. This year, Coach B was named the 2015 Most Valuable Coach for the Girls 5th Grade D1 Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) with an undefeaded 19-0 regular season.
Bridget is also member of the Potomac Valley Vogues and Chantilly Youth Basketball Boards and runs regular youth basketball skills clinics for both programs.
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Costigan, Bridget Robeson (MC1988)
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