May 18, 1882|
|Died||January 21, 1955
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2x All-Southern (1906, 1907)|
Samuel Cutter Costen (May 18, 1882 – January 21, 1955) was an American football player and coach. Costen was a quarterback for Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt Commodores of Vanderbilt University. As a player he weighed some 150 pounds. He was the third head college football coach for The Citadel Bulldogs located in Charleston, South Carolina and he held that position for two seasons, from 1909 until 1910. His career coaching record at The Citadel was 7–7–2. He also coached in Blytheville, Arkansas.
Costen died in Memphis in 1955.
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- "Father of Chick Football Passes", Blytheville Courier News, January 22, 1955, Blytheville, Arkansas