Jack Mackenzie to be Inducted Into the National Soccer Coaches of America Hall of Fame
In an announcement made today, retired Quincy University men’s soccer coach Jack Mackenzie will be inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame.The official induction ceremony will take place Jan. 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Awards Banquet of the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. Peter Gooding, formerly of Amherst College, will be inducted alongside Mackenzie.
Mackenzie served as Quincy’s soccer coach for 43 years and retired prior to the 2012 season with an overall record of 516-258-76. He led the program through three levels of competition, beginning his career in 1969 at the NAIA level before moving up to NCAA Division I, and finally joining NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 1996. Mackenzie still ranks 10th NCAA history (all divisions) in total victories.
Mackenzie led the Hawks to nine NAIA national championships, including five straight from 1977-81, and was the NAIA Coach of the Year four times (1971, ’75, ’79, ’81). He has been inducted into the St. Louis Players, NAIA and Quincy University Sports Halls of Fame.
The Hawks won their first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship in Mackenzie’s final game as QU’s head coach in 2011, completing a comeback to defeat Drury, 2-1, in double overtime. Mackenzie is still active with the Hawks as a volunteer assistant coach.
In 2013, the Hawks named their new state-of-the-art turf field "Jack Mackenzie Field" at Legends Stadium where the Hawks are 18-3 over the last two seasons. The facility will host the GLVC Championship Tournament this weekend (Nov. 7-9) after Quincy won the league’s regular season title. The current Hawks are ranked No. 3 in the country and are 17-0-2 overall.