Ball, W. Homer

Kopelman, Judy
February 8, 2018
Cassese, Tom
February 8, 2018
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Ball, W. Homer

W. Homer Ball

Induction Year: 1992

Category: Football

Location: Amityville

Homer Ball was football coach at Amityville High School for 22 years from 1929-51, during which his teams recorded five undefeated, untied seasons with an overall winning percentage of .636.

He was also Amityville’s athletic director from 1929 to 1963, and led the school to a baseball league title in 1934, basketball county title in 1932 and a county track title in 1930.

Ball started an athletic program for handicapped children in the district, the first of its kind in Suffolk County.

Later, from 1966-1973, he served as the founding executive director of Section XI, the governing body of high school sports in Suffolk County.