In his three seasons as the head of the women's soccer program at Indian Hills, Anthony Longo has led the Warriors to the best three seasons in program history. The Warriors followed up a 16-4-1 record in Longo's first year at IHCC with a 12-2-3 mark in 2017, and went 13-4 last year for an overall record of 41-10-4.
After two seasons in which they came within a goal of qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament, Indian Hills lost to Iowa Western in the semifinals of the region postseason tourney in 2018. It was a season in which the Warriors scored 95 goals, smashing the previous mark. Indian Hills had six players named to the all-region teams and 16 selected as academic all-region players. Emily Murphy, who scored a program-record 37 goals, became the college's second women's soccer All-American.
In 2017, the Warriors lost a penalty kick shootout to Iowa Western and were denied a trip to the national tourney. Laura Hallissey, the leading goal-scorer, became the first All-American at Indian Hills and was one of three all-region performers. 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 in 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.
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 longtime girls soccer coach at Quincy Notre Dame, Mark Longo. Anthony spent three years on his father's high school coaching staff and helped lead the team to two state titles.