Friday, September 4, 2009

UIS' Longo wants to carry on family coaching tradition

Quincy native Anthony Longo was destined for soccer long before he was born.

His grandfather, Frank, was involved in coaching on the high school and college level in the River City. His father is the head coach of the girls team at Quincy Notre Dame High School, and his uncle holds a similar post with the Quincy boys team.

“I told my grandma that grandpa must be turning over in his grave to know I was coming over here to school,” said Longo, a senior member of the University of Illinois Springfield men’s soccer team.

Longo's story was featured in a September 4, 2009 article in the State Journal-Register.

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