New Hampshire Football Report

Campbell turns to Costello

When Greg Gush resigned as Campbell High School’s varsity football coach following the 2017 season, Glen Costello figured he would be a strong candidate to land the job. The Campbell administration proved him right.

Costello, an assistant coach at Campbell for the last two years, has been hired to replace Gush.  

“There was never really a doubt that this was my time,” Costello said. “The past two years I’ve felt a strong attachment to the Campbell community. I tried to jump on (the job) as soon as possible.

“Not to sound cocky, but I knew there would be no better candidate. A lot of that is based on my relationship with the kids.”

Costello, 35, is a Litchfield resident and played high school football at Alvirne. He works as a special education teacher in Billerica, Mass.

Costello was an assistant coach under Bob Nimblett for nine years and spent two years as an assistant coach at Lawrence, Mass., High School. This is his first job as a varsity head coach.

Gush guided Campbell to four playoff appearances and two state championships during his five seasons as Campbell’s head coach. Campbell beat Newport 20-6 to in the 2014 Division III championship, and defeated Monadnock 12-8 to win the Division III title last year. Costello was the team’s defensive coordinator last season.

“It’ll be the same smashmouth offense and a team that will play tough defense,” Costello said. “My No. 1 priority was retaining (Mark Cohen), our offensive coordinator. We started six sophomores on each side of the ball at times last year, so we’re in a good place. All the pieces are in pace for Campbell to continue to be successful.”

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