Costello as lieutenant during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War 1918
|Born||November 9, 1891|
|Died||August 24, 1968 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
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The son of Patrick Costello, he was born around 1892.
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.
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.
Soldier in Russia
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.
- Harry J. Costello:Why Did We Go to Russia?, University of Michigan Library , Detroit, 1920
- Spalding's Football Guide. 1913. pp. 25, 65.
- Nathan P. Stauffer. "Collier's All-Southern Football Team". Collier's Weekly. 50: 13.
- DeLassus, David. "Detroit Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- Bert Ford: "The Fighting Yankees Overseas", Norman E. McPhail, Boston, 1919, page 198