In his two seasons as the head of the women's soccer program at Indian Hills, Anthony Longo has led the Warriors to remarkable success. The Warriors followed up a 16-4-1 record in Longo's first year at IHCC with a 12-2-3 mark in 2017 for an overall record of 28-6-4. In both seasons, Indian Hills came within one goal of qualifying for the NJCAA National Tournament. Last fall, the Warriors lost a penalty kick shootout to Iowa Western to prevent a trip to the national tourney. Laura Hallissey, the leading goal-scorer, became the first women's soccer All-American at Indian Hills and Halllissey, Taylor Hiatt and Ellie Finneran were named to the All-Region team. The Warriors also excelled in the classroom with 16 team members named to the region's all-academic list.
IHCC finished Longo's first season, 2016, with a 16-4-1 record and only a double-overtime loss to Iowa Western in the finals match kept the Warriors from winning the conference postseason tournament. The 16 wins equaled the number of victories for the IHCC women in the previous five seasons combined and the 78 goals they scored were by far the most ever for an Indian Hills women's team.
Longo took the head coaching position on an interim basis just days before the start of fall practice in August 2016 and, then, was named the fulltime coach following the season. He was originally hired to be an assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs.
Before arriving at IHCC, Longo spent one year at his alma mater, the University of Illinois, Springfield, as an assistant coach. He has also coached at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri, Notre Dame High School in Quincy, Illinois, and with the Quincy United Soccer Club.
Longo earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Quincy University.
He played soccer as a defenseman for four years at the University of Illinois, Springfield and throughout high school at Quincy Notre Dame.
Longo has a soccer pedigree. He is the grandson of soccer hall of famer Frank Longo and the son of the girls soccer coach at Quincy Notre Dame, Mark Longo. Anthony spent three years on his father's high school coaching staff and the team won two state titles while he was there.