Frank Longo graduated from Quincy College in 1956 and came back to QC in 1964 to start the Men's Soccer program. Longo lead that team to a 8-0-1 record before stepping back to become the Associate Head Coach from 1965-85. Longo fostered the sport of Soccer in Quincy and helped start the local Quinsippi Soccer League (1967) that became one of Illinois' largest recreational soccer leagues outside the Chicago area. In 1997 he helped found the Q City Indoor Soccer League. Frank Longo has been inducted into the Quincy University Hall of Fame, as well as the NAIA Hall of Fame; the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials of America (NISOA) Hall of Fame; and the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.
Roger Francour took over as Head Men's Soccer Coach in 1965, and led the program to instant national prominence. He led the Hawks into the NAIA national tournament all four years he coached, winning their first two National Championships (1966 & 1967),
including one undefeated season (1966), and one National runner-up (1968). He had a career 84.5% winning percentage. Roger stepped down in 1969 to continue his role as director of teacher education and later as education department chair. He also helped develop the Quinsippi Soccer League. He is in the Sports Halls of Fame at Illinois State University and Quincy University.
Bill Postiglione coached Women's Soccer for 23 seasons beginning in 1983. He led them to the 1984
& 1985 NAIA Regional Tournaments, and to the 1994 & 1995 NCAA Final Four Tournaments, along with seven NCAA Final Top 20 finishes ('88-'89-'91-'92-'93-'94-'95). Bill was NAIA Regional Coach of the Year in 1985; and NCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 1991-1994-1995. He had 181 career victories.
Jack Mackenzie took over the Quincy program in 1969, and two years later his team won the first of nine NAIA national championships under his watch. The Hawks were national champions three consecutive years from 1973-75, and again, five consecutive seasons from 1977-81. In Mackenzie's 43 seasons his teams won 516 games, his 500th coming on October 3, 2010, and his final victory clinching the GLVC Conference Tournament Championship on November 6, 2011.
One of the most prominent names in collegiate soccer, Mackenzie was named to the Quincy University Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1989, he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, and in 1997, was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. In his career, Mackenzie coached 31 All-Americans. He is a four-time NAIA Coach of the Year and was named Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association in 1974. He was the Metropolitan Life Insurance Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 1987. Mackenzie also led the Hawks to the Big Central Soccer Conference regular season and tournament championships in 1988, winning that league's highest coaching honor.