Induction Year: 2017
Category: Athletic Director and Football
Location: Kings Park, East Islip and Sachem
Pete Blieberg was a longtime athletic director at Kings Park, East Islip and Sachem and today serves as the Assistant Executive Director of Section XI, the governing body of high school sports in Suffolk County.
He began his teaching and coaching career in 1981 as a football and lacrosse coach at Sachem. In 1986, he became a physical education teacher and head football coach at Kings Park. In 2004, he became the Athletic Director at East Islip. From 2010, up until his retirement in 2016, he served as the Athletic Director at Sachem.
For more than 20 years, since the game’s inception, Blieberg has served as the game coordinator of the Empire Challenge, the largest high school football all-star game in the state, that aims to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis through the Boomer Esiason Foundation.
He has been involved in numerous professional organizations such as Section XI Conference I, the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association and is a founding member of the National Football Foundation (Suffolk County) to name a few.
He is an inductee of the Sachem and Kings Park Athletic Hall of Fames.
Pete lives with his family in Islip Terrace.