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Harry Costello
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Costello as lieutenant during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War 1918
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1891-11-09)November 9, 1891
Meriden, Connecticut
DiedAugust 24, 1968(1968-08-24) (aged 76)
Washington, D.C.
Alma materGeorgetown University
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall4–7–2
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-Southern (1912)

Harry Joseph Costello (November 9, 1891 – August 24, 1968) was a college football player and coach who later served as an officer in the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

Early yearsEdit

The son of Patrick Costello, he was born around 1892.[1]

Georgetown UniversityEdit

He was an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he has been described as a "legendary quarterback."[2]

1911Edit

Costello was a halfback selected for Outing magazine's "Football Honor List for 1911" picked by coaches from the East and West. The only other southern player on the list was Ray Morrison.

1912Edit

In 1912 Georgetown won the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SAIAA) posting an 8–1 record with its only loss to 1912 Carlisle Indians football team under first-year head coach Frank Gargan. Nathan Stauffer of Collier's Weekly selected Costello as his All-Southern quarterback.[3][4]

1913Edit

He was captain in his final season of 1913.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

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Costello was the head football at the College of Detroit for the 1915 and 1916 seasons. His coaching record at Detroit was 4–7–2.[5]

Soldier in Russia Edit

Costello joined the US Army and got trained in Fort Sheridan. Elements of the 85th Infantry Division, including Costellos formation, went to Russia as part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War, where they were stationed in Arkhangelsk.[6]

Later life Edit

In 1957, he was living in Waterford, Virginia. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1968.[7]

Publications Edit

  • Harry J. Costello:Why Did We Go to Russia?, University of Michigan Library , Detroit, 1920

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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