Toby Costello is a Bay Area native and product of the Southern Marin program. Toby is a graduate of Lynchburg College in Virginia, where he played varsity lacrosse for all four years, made the NCAA tournament once and was a conference champion his senior year.
After graduation he played for the Olympic Club for four years and was an assistant coach at UC Berkeley for 2 seasons. He has always been involved in coaching at the high school and middle school level since college, working with various summer camps, elite programs and personal coaching.
2008- Selected East Bay Coach of the year.
2007 Beijing Cup Champions (with UC Berkeley)
2007 International Friendship Games in Japan
2009 USA West Australia U19 Boys Assistant Coach
All West Lacrosse
NorCal Indoor Lacrosse
Kevin Kelley is originally from the Boston area and played high school lacrosse for the Needham Rockets. Kevin graduated from Providence College (2000) where he played goalie for the division I program.
After graduating, Kevin spent one year coaching at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Potomac, Maryland and then in 2001 he moved to the Bay Area. From 2002-2003 Kevin was the assistant coach at Piedmont High School and then from 2004- 2009 he was the head coach at Piedmont High. As head coach, Kevin led Piedmont to three consecutive NCS appearances, DVAL league title in 2006, and a NCS semi-final appearance in 2007. Currently, Kevin is the goalie coach at UC-Berkeley.
In addition to coaching Kevin has worked as a teacher, and an administrator at various non-profits. In 2011 he earned his Masters degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Coach Chris played high school lacrosse at Berkeley High, and continued to play in college at UC Davis. At Davis, Chris was a four-year starter, team captain, defensive MVP, and team president. Chris majored in History while at UCD. Upon graduating, Chris immediately caught the coaching bug and was the defensive coordinator for three straight BSAL championship teams at Berkeley High (2009-2011). In 2012, he was named head coach of the Berkeley High varsity lacrosse team. Chris believes that victory is achieved at practice, and hard work beats talent. He also abides by the principals set out by the Positive Coaching Alliance.
Jeffrey Mills has 7+ years of experience in lacrosse program administration, youth and high school coaching in Northern California. In 2011, he joined the Golden Gate Elite lacrosse staff in the head coach role working with the U17 team. Jeffrey earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from Drexel University.
Program and Coaching Experience
2012 - Current Amador Valley High School Boys JV Head Coach
2011 - 2010 Amador Valley High School Bay Varsity & JV Special Team Coach
2012 - 2011 Vitality Lacrosse U17 Head Coach
2010 - 2009 Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association, Board of Directors
2007 - 2010 Pleasanton Lacrosse Club, Board of Directors & Head Coach
US Lacrosse Association, Certified Level 1 & 2 Coach
Positive Coaching Alliance
Box Lacrosse Academy
Ironhead Indoor Lacrosse
Joe Vila is from Martinez, CA attending De La Salle High school and played multiple sports. Through his brother Mike he discovered Lacrosse which Mike invited Joe to come tryout with him his senior year. Deciding not to do the tryout, he watched the game that season from the sideline. In 2003, Joe attended Chico State and joined the lacrosse team and in doing so he red-shirted his first year. The following year Joe saw almost no field time, but continued to be a part of the team. The following season he was asked to play Defense and picked up a long pole for the entire season. His Junior season, he was asked to switch back to midfield, leading the midfield in goals his junior and senior year, Joe was nominated for ALL-Conference in the WCLL and led Chico State back to the final four of the WCLL which had not been done since prior to his college career at Chico State.
After graduating in 2008, Joe moved back to the East Bay and started working for Vila Construction and began playing in the men’s club league for Barbary Coast. In 2010, Joe tried out for Chesapeake Bayhawks in Annapolis, MD and has continued to play in tournaments stateside and overseas in Germany, England, Czech Republic and Mexico. Currently serves as a JV coach for De La Salle as the Defensive coach and has worked lacrosse camps, shooting clinics and personal lessons since graduating in 2008.
Activities: Co-Founder of Xiphos Lacrosse Club
Mike Vila is from Martinez, CA attending De La Salle High school and played multiple sports much like Joe. Lacrosse was introduced to De La Salle when Mike was a sophomore and when he became a Senior he decided to give the sport a try. Working closely with his coaches and outside of practice Mike was given a long pole to start and as the season began Mike was able to work his way through the ranks as a first year player to a starting position leading the Defense to their first NCS appearance and first NCS title game of the league. In 2003, Mike attended Chico State and joined the lacrosse team deciding to red-shirt his first year after convincing his twin brother Joe to come and play. As a redshirt Mike was given a short stick and went through the learning curve with a short stick since he had never used one in his first year. The following year Mike specialized in Face-offs and for the first two years was the primary Face off guy for Chico State. The next two years Mike joined up with Joe to have a dynamic midfield line to help fuel the Chico State offense. In Mike’s final year he helped lead Chico State back to the final four of the WCLL which had not been done since prior to his college career at Chico State and get back into a national ranking.
After graduating in 2008, Mike moved back to the East Bay and started working for Vila Construction and began playing in the men’s club league for Barbary Coast, and then moving over to team Clifbar. Since graduating Mike has continued to play in numerous tournaments stateside, locally, and overseas in Germany, England, Czech Republic and Mexico. Mike is also involved in creating two teams that he takes all over the United States to play in tournaments. Currently serves as a JV coach for De La Salle as one of the Offensive coaches and has worked lacrosse camps, shooting clinics and personal lessons since graduating in 2008.
Activities: Co-Founder of Xiphos Lacrosse Club. Founder of Durrty Mike N the Boyz.
Dan Vinson grew up in Pleasant Hill, CA playing a variety of sports. He discovered Lacrosse his Freshman year of high school at De La Salle where he was a member of the inaugural Lacrosse team. He went on to be a two-time High School All-American at De La Salle and was accepted to Georgetown University in Washington DC. In 2004, he tried out for the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse team but was cut. However, he was given the option to continue to train with the team and took full advantage. After training for the next year, he made the team as a walk-on.
His Sophomore and Junior seasons at Georgetown, Vinson saw almost no field time, but did continue to train vigorously. His Senior year, the Georgetown team was 1-2 for the season and facing a third loss to Delaware. Vinson entered this game and won 11 of 20 face-offs, helping to secure the victory for the Hoyas. The following game, Vinson was given his first ever start against the #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils. The Hoyas won this game 11-7 and Vinson secured a starting role for the rest of the season.
After graduating in 2008, he was offered a scholarship to return to Georgetown for the 2009 season. After working the fall of 2008 in Montana as a Wildland Firefighter, he returned for his final semester at Georgetown.
Since finishing at Georgetown, Vinson has worked as a Wildland Firefighter and Wilderness Ranger in California and Montana. He continues to workout regularly and has assisted with training and coaching the De La Salle Varsity Lacrosse team over the last several years.