Broad Run High School Dedicates Gym to Teacher and Coach


Broad Run High School dedicated its gymnasium to long-time teacher and coach John Costello. During his 25-year tenure at Broad Run, Costello served as a physical education teacher, golf coach, baseball coach and boys and girls basketball coach. Costello died in a traffic accident in December 2022. 

Broad Run Principal David Spage, who called Costello a teacher, coach, mentor and friend, said that Costello was “known for his care and compassion for students and athletes and his positivity. John supported countless young people in the classroom and as a coach. He literally defined our school and community and shaped and molded who we all are.”

In attendance at the gym dedication were several members of Costello’s family, including his wife, Joanne, and three of their four children, also Broad Run alumni. John Costello, III, John and Joanne Costello’s son, thanked the Broad Run community and said that his father loved Broad Run and would be proud of this tribute.

“We are incredibly proud as a family to have this honor. This place meant the world to him. To know that what he stood for and his teaching will make an echo for years and generations to come is as good as it gets,” said Costello.

The gym dedication followed Broad Run’s annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Costello was also posthumously inducted into the Broad Run Hall of Fame along with Brad Bauder, class of 1999, Eric Hiatt, class of 2011, Ashley Kramer Kotchin, class of 2008, and Eric Madigan, class of 2008.





Published October 26, 2023