ANNVILLE, Pa. – Kevin Quinn, a Saint Joseph's men's track and field and cross country standout and 49-year head coach of the men's and women's track and field and cross country squads, has been inducted into the Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC) Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017. This year's class, the sixth class, has 19 inductees from current and former member institutions.
On the track, Quinn was a two-time MAC cross country individual champion and a two-time MAC mile champion and record holder. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier in the mile, and, at one time, held Saint Joseph's records in the mile and two-mile runs. He was the first American to cross the finish line of the 1961 IC4A Cross Country Championships, placing third overall. After graduating from Saint Joseph's, Quinn won the famed Berwick Marathon and is now a member of the Saint Joseph's Track Hall of Fame, the Saint Joseph's Athletics Hall of Fame, and the MAC All-Century Team.
Before retiring in 2015, Quinn also spent a combined 49 years as head coach of Saint Joseph's men's and women's cross country and track and field programs. Throughout his coaching career, he was a two-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in cross country, served as the president of the IC4A and ECAC Coaches Associations (the only individual to do so), and coached Saint Joseph's only national champion, as well as eight All-Americans, two junior national champions, five IC4A champions, and 5 ECAC champions.
Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Leo Disend, Albright College – Football, Track & Field
Royce Eyer, Lycoming College – Wrestling
Aftan Fisher, Messiah College – Field Hockey
Don Johnson, Lebanon Valley College – Basketball
Irv Johnson, University of Scranton – Basketball
Adam Knoblauch, Delaware Valley University – Football
Ned McGinley, King's College – Wrestling Coach
Brian O'Keefe, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus – Lacrosse
Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples, Moravian College – Cross Country, Track & Field
Emilie Heck Petrone, Haverford College – Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Joanne Polakoski, King's College – Basketball
Kevin Quinn, Saint Joseph's University – Cross Country and Track & Field Coach
Harold R. “Tubby” Raymond, University of Delaware – Football and Baseball Coach
Christina Scherwin, Moravian College – Track & Field
Deborah Smuda Williams, Widener University – Track & Field
Randy Sturm, DeSales University – Soccer
John Wagner, Rider University – Soccer, Baseball
James Ward, Gettysburg College –Baseball, Basketball, Football
Hayden Woodworth, Messiah College – Soccer