Meet the Coaches
Rick Little, Head Coach
Coach Little is an alumnus of Carthage High School and was an All-State quarterback for the Blueboys his senior year. He then played at Augustana College and later transferred to Blackburn College where he was team captain, pre-season All-American and is their all time leading passer. Coach Little currently holds 15 single season/career records at Blackburn College. Coach Little has had stints in the indoor arena football league where he was the starting quarterback for the Flint (MI) Flames, St. Louis Renegades and the Show Me Believers. Coach Little has spent time as a teacher and coach at Edwardsville High School, Quincy High, and Hamilton where he got his first head-coaching job. As a head coach in Hamilton, Coach Little's team made the playoffs in his first year breaking the schools ten year playoff absence and his teams made the playoffs four times in his five years. In 2006, Coach Little's team won a conference championship, finished with an undefeated regular season and advanced to the 3A state quarterfinals while leading his team to an 11-1 record and a state ranking. In 2009 and 2010, as well as in 2013 and 2014 the Blue Devils made back to back appearances in the state playoffs. In 2013, the Blue Devils won their first ever playoff game. The 2014 team won a share of the Western Big 6 conference title and the 2016 team won the Western Big 6 Conference Title outright. The 2017 team again reached the state playoffs. Coach Little has received two "Coach of the Year" awards, one in 2006 by the Burlington Hawkeye and in 2009 from the Quincy Herald Whig. Coach Little is a Dean of Students at Quincy Senior High School and has a MA in Education from Lindenwood University as well as a MA in Administration from William Woods University. Coach Little and his wife, Julie, reside in Quincy and have 3 children, Bradyn, Brooklyn and Bryson.
Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Wildrick is entering his twelfth year as a coach with the Blue Devils. He is a Hamilton alumnus and has a wealth of knowledge and energy to provide the Blue Devils. He was the head Freshman coach from 2012-2015. Currently, he teaches Driver's Education at QHS. Coach Wildrick graduated from Western Illinois University and holds his MA in Administration from William Woods University.
Jose Quintero "Coach Q" is in his eleventh season as an assistant coach with the Blue Devils. He is the Defensive Coordinator. Coach Q started his coaching career 42 years ago in Marceline High School in Missouri. There he was the defensive coordinator and coached defensive backs. He later became head coach at Marceline High School. After 10 years at Marceline High School he came to Quincy Sr. High School where he coached the Blue Devils from 1984-2006 as the Defensive Coordinator and coached defensive backs and linebackers. Quintero is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played high school ball at Bishop Eagan High School and collegiate ball at Northeast Missouri State University until suffering a knee injury. He earned his B.S. and M.A. Degrees at Northeast Missouri State University. Coach Quintero was also an assistant basketball coach until his retirement in 2006. Coach Quintero received the AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2003.
Special Teams Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Wiemelt is entering his sixth year coaching at QHS. Coach Wiemelt is a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School where he was a two year varsity football starter and a captain during his senior season. After graduating, Coach Wiemelt earned a history education degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and later an Education Administration degree from William Woods University. Coach Wiemelt began his coaching career at Marquette High School in Alton, Illinois for three seasons and had spent six seasons as an assistant at Quincy Notre Dame before joining the Blue Devil staff. He is currently a Drivers Education teacher at Quincy High School. Coach Wiemelt and his wife Jill, have two sons, Brody and Mason.
Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Dickens was the first head coach of the QU Hawks when the football program was resurrected in 1986 and served in that role for 5 years. He later became the head coach for the Quincy Blue Devils from 2002 - 2006. Dickens began coaching nearly 32 years ago at Indiana University and then moved on to Wabash College and Rose Holman University before coming to Quincy. Dickens played collegiate ball at University of Richmond (VA) until suffering a knee injury and transferring to Indiana University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. He earned his Master's degree in Physical Education from DePauw University. Dickens is retired from Quincy High School.
Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Neally has been with the Blue Devils for eighteen years. He will be coaching the varsity running backs this year. He has previously been the Head Sophomore Coach. Coach Neally is also the QHS Head Wrestling Coach. He graduated from Culver-Stockton college with an elementary education/special education degree and has his Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from William Woods. Coach Neally and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Abbie May and Maggie Ann.
Assistant Varsity Coach
Coach Wosman is an offensive line coach for the Blue Devils with over thirty years of coaching experience. He is a graduate of Quincy College with a degree in physical education. He has previously coached at Quincy University, Quincy Notre Dame and Culver Stockton College. Coach Wosman was drafted in the 8th round of the 1967 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Coach Wosman has a son, daughter in law and two grandchildren.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Miller is a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame and Western Illinois University. He played football at both QND and WIU. After earning his Physical Education degree, he began his coaching career at Camp Point Central in 2003. Coach Miller is the owner of Performance Edge where he specializes in athletic development, human performance and pain relief. Coach Miller and his wife Alison, have four children, AJ (sophomore football player for the Blue Devils), daughter Madeline, and sons Dane and Dexton.
Head Sophomore Coach
Coach Lewton is an alumnus of Monroe City High School in Monroe City, MO where he played quarterback and led his team to the 2A state championship game. After high school he attended the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS. While there, he was a four year starter at QB, WR and FS. Coach Lewton was named as National Player of the Week his senior year. He holds a BS degree in Information Technology and Sociology as well as his teaching degree. Lewton was previously Head Coach at West Hancock. He currently teaches history at QJHS. His family includes wife Michel, son Preston and daughter, Landry.
Sophomore Assistant Coach
Coach Carper has always had a very good defensive mind and has displayed that over the last years of coaching with the Quincy Blue Devils. He has had coaching positions at the Junior High, and at the JV levels. He has also acted as a scout for the Varsity. Coach Carper has three daughters, Alexandria, Annastasia, and Aryanna.
Tony Agrimonti - Sophomore/Freshman Assistant/Varsity Assistant
Coach Agrimonti is a graduate of Ottawa Township High School where he played football as well as track. He went on to Illinois Valley Community College where he played football. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University. Coach Agrimonti coached football at Dixon High School from 2001 - 2011, and was head coach from 2008 - 2011. He teaches social studies at QHS. His family includes wife Karen, daughters Zoe and Aubrey and son Aidan.