CIAA Coach and Player's of the Year

Coach of the Year
Michael Costa - Saint Augustine University

Michael Costa joined Saint Augustine’s College as head football coach on December 15, 2001. Charged with the responsibility to build the Saint Augustine’s College football program from the ground up, Costas comes to Saint Augustine’s College with an outstanding record in recruiting, training and motivating student athletes. He is committed to high quality education, the professional growth and development of students. Costa brings to the college extensive experience as a college and high school football coach, and teacher. Costa previously served as Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting/Secondary Coach and as an Instructor of Physical Education at Elizabeth City State University. From 1997-1998 he served as Defensive Coordinator at Miami Central High School in Florida. From 1993-1996 he held several coaching positions at Hampton University and also was the Head Men’s Track Coach.

Offensive Player of the Year
Kevin Jones - Quarterback - Virginia State University

2003 Statistics: Kevin is a 6-2, 220 lb. quarterback from Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2003 he started 10 games with 305 attempts, 155 completions and 10 interceptions. He passed for 222 yard per games totaling 2,222 passing yards for the season. His total of 224 offensive yards per game afforded a grand total of 2,247 for the year, and he finished with 19 touchdowns. 2003 Honors/Highlights: All-CIAA 2002 & 2003, All CIAA MVP 2002 & 2003, Black College Sports Page All-American 2002 & 2003, Richmond Times-Dispatch “Big Man On Campus” 2003, Dudley Award Nominee 2002 & 2003 (State MVP), Passed For Over 200 yards in 7 games. Kevin is currently ranked 3rd in career passing a Virginia State University and has 37 career passing touchdowns. He has a total of 5,572 career passing yards and 5,770 career total offensive yards.

Defensive Player of the Year
Jason Ocean - Livingstone College

Jason Ocean is a native of Clio, South Carolina. His mother, Betty Ocean, introduced him to football at the age of five. During little league, Jason immediately chose to play linebacker. Jason later became the leading tackler for the state of South Carolina at Marlboro County High School. After his senior year, Ocean starred in the North-South All-Star game. The 5-foot-11 Jason Ocean was a top prospect for Division I-AA and DII programs. Ocean spent a year enrolled at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. Without a football program, Jason’s hunger for football increased while his grades improved. Former coach Greg Richardson gave Ocean the opportunity to transfer into Livingstone and wear the pads again. As a collegiate freshman in eight games played, Jason led the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in tackles with a 119. He was named the CIAA Rookie of the Year and honored to the All- CIAA Second Team. Jason Ocean has been marked in the record books at Livingstone with 516 career tackles, 74 tackles for a loss of 308 yards, 20 sacks for 119 yards. He has been the CIAA Defensive Lineman of the Week five times and the Black Voices Quarterly Preseason All-American two times.

2003 Award Winners

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