Inductee News

July 3, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Named to Long Island Power List

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro was named to the 2023 Long Island Power List by Long Island Press. Citing his leadership and […]
May 23, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Honored with Induction

The 2023 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction class was honored on May 18, 2023 at East Wind in Wading River, N.Y. Congrats to all honorees! […]
May 9, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Herzog Speaks at Sports History Class

Longtime Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog was the latest guest speaker in the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School’s […]
May 3, 2023

Vaccaro Unveils Kirwan HOF Induction on Sirius XM NFL Radio

Thanks to Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan for having Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Movin’ the Chains. Click […]
April 29, 2023

Rick Cole Jr. Speaks at Port Jeff Sports History Class

Hofstra Athletic Director Rick Cole Jr. was the latest guest speaker as part of the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port […]
March 24, 2023

HOFer Darrel Young Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Former NFL player and current Steelers player development director Darrel Young was the latest guest in the Port Jeff sports history class as part of a […]
February 16, 2023

ESPN’s Rich Cimini Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

ESPN journalist and New York Jets beat writer Rich Cimini was the latest guest in the Port Jefferson High School sports history class as part of […]
January 22, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2023

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its Class of 2023. This is one of the largest induction classes in the history of […]
January 19, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Mourns Loss of Ron Davies

Longtime baseball coach and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Ron Davies passed away in January at 86. The Smithtown resident coached at Adelphi for 38 seasons […]
January 13, 2023

Suffolk Sports HOFer Steve Zimmer Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Former NFL official Steve Zimmer was the latest guest speaker at the Port Jeff High School sports history class as part of a partnership with the […]
December 20, 2022

Kenny Atkinson Accepts Suffolk HOF Plaque at MSG

NBA coach and Northport native Kenny Atkinson finally received his Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame plaque from the 2021 ceremony on Tuesday, December 20 at Madison […]
December 17, 2022

Suffolk HOFer Stan Wilcox Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Stan Wilcox was the latest guest lecturer to speak with the sports history class at Port Jefferson High School through an […]
December 11, 2022

Sportswriter Mark Herrmann Speaks at Port Jeff Sports History Class

Port Jefferson High School sports history students were treated to a guest lecture from longtime sports journalist Mark Herrmann in December. Herrmann, who was inducted into […]
November 20, 2022

NBA Scout Rich Wrase Speaks at Port Jeff Sports History Class

From sharing stories about current NBA players, to describing his process as an NBA scout and his deep knowledge about Long Island basketball, Rich Wrase was […]
November 5, 2022

Jeff Ruland Speaks at Port Jeff Sports History Class

By the time Jeff Ruland was done showing videos of him shutting down Michael Jordan and explaining his journey to the NBA, he was signing autographs […]
May 8, 2023

Joe Spallina Grabs First CAA Coach of Year Honors

No stranger to conference coach of the year honors, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Stony Brook women’s lacrosse coach Joe Spallina earned his first in […]
April 24, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bernie Wyatt Dies at 84

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, Amityville legend and longtime college football coach Bernie Wyatt died on April 1. He was 84. Wyatt played at Amityville and […]
April 22, 2023

Keith Osik Reaches 400 Wins with Farmingdale State

Congratulations to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and former Major Leaguer Keith Osik on reaching 400 career wins at Farmingdale State!
March 31, 2023

Buzz Deschamps Honored with Emile Francis Award

Long Island Ducks legend and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps garnered the latest honor in his illustrious hockey career when he was presented the […]
March 26, 2023

Carl Johnson Inducted into NYS Basketball Hall

Legendary Bridgehampton basketball coach Carl Johnson received the latest accolade in his career when he was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame […]
March 10, 2023

Matt Senk Reaches Career Win No. 900

Congratulations to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Matt Senk on earning career win No. 900 with Stony Brook baseball! After falling behind 3-0 in the third […]
February 8, 2023

Jack Agostino Reaches 500 Career Wins

Congratulations to Amityville basketball coach Jack Agostino on reaching career win No. 500. Agostino, who was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, […]
January 29, 2023

Shannon Smith Inducted into LI Lax HOF

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and West Babylon native Shannon Smith earned the latest honor in her career after being inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan […]
January 28, 2023

Val James Inducted into Rochester Americans Hall of Fame

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Val James received the latest honor of his career when he was inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame in […]
December 20, 2022

Kenny Atkinson Accepts Suffolk HOF Plaque at MSG

NBA coach and Northport native Kenny Atkinson finally received his Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame plaque from the 2021 ceremony on Tuesday, December 20 at Madison […]
December 7, 2022

West Islip Legend Scott Craig Inducted to NILCA Hall of Fame

West Islip lacrosse coaching legend Scott Craig was inducted into the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame in November. Craig, who retired with 479 […]
December 3, 2022

Rutgers Celebrates Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Sue Wicks

Sue Wicks is the all-time best women’s basketball player in Rutgers history. The school honored her with a Sue Wicks Day celebration in November and they […]
November 27, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOF Remembers Jim Gilhooley

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer James Gilhooley has passed away at the age of 95. Gilhooley, who was inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame […]
September 27, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOFer Joe Maniaci Dies at 75

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is saddened by the passing of Class of 2009 inductee Joe Maniaci. Before beginning his coaching career,  Maniaci was an […]
September 22, 2022

Waldbauer Way Named at Suffolk PAL Complex

George Waldbauer lived a life of service and dedication to Suffolk County. The Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and founding board member has been the executive […]