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Hall of Fame Nod: QND's Longo reflects on top honor

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QND girls soccer coach Mark Longo will be inducted into the IHSSCA Hall of Fame in June. QND girls soccer coach Mark Longo will be inducted into the IHSSCA Hall of Fame in June.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- When Mark Longo got the phone call that he was going to be inducted into the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame this summer plenty of things went through his head.

Among those the pride his late father, and legendary soccer coach, Frank Longo would have had.

Like his dad, Mark has witnessed tremendous success on the pitch, most notably three state championships in the last four years.

He calls the Hall of Fame nod quite an honor.

"I think it's pretty special when your peers vote you in, people who have gone through (coaching) and done everything what you've done as a coach. They know how much time and effort you have to put in to build a program," Longo indicated.

"My first thought was I guess I've been blessed with a lot of talented kids. Not only that but I've got coaches that want to be there and coaches who are never going to get rich here, but put in the time and effort to make us good. It's just a combination of all them."

Longo will be inducted on June 12 during a ceremony in Elmhurst, Illinois.
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