Inductee News

October 19, 2021

Save the Date: Suffolk Sports HOF Induction – May 18, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: We’re looking forward to an in-person hall of fame induction at EAST WIND on May 18, 2022!
October 7, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Debuts Satellite Exhibit at Section XI

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has launched its fourth exhibit, partnering with Section XI, the governing body of Suffolk County scholastic athletics. The exhibit features […]
June 15, 2021

Chris Vaccaro Discusses Life of Marion Hollins on LI History Project Podcast

An amazing life and story, we’re proud to have Marion Hollins as an inductee of the Suffolk Sports HOF. Listen to her life story on the […]
June 8, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Launches New Shop

NEW SHOP: We liked our Suffolk Sports HOF pop up shops so much we decided to make it permanent. The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has […]
May 20, 2021

Ronkokoma Rotary Hosts Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame

Thanks to the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club for having Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Chris Vaccaro as their guest speaker this morning! He spoke about […]
May 13, 2021

WATCH: Class of 20 and 21 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame ceremony for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 was held virtually via Facebook Live on May 12, 2021. […]
May 11, 2021

2020-2021 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Journal

Congratulations to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! This year’s induction ceremony is virtual and so is our program. […]
April 6, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Press Conference

Normally we’d have our inductee press conference in person at Watermill, but we did that virtually today on Zoom. Even on screens, the thoughtful commentary from […]
March 15, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Going Virtual

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 will be held virtually via Facebook Live on May 12 […]
February 21, 2021

Support Val James for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has formally nominated hockey legend Val James for induction to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. James is being inducted to […]
January 27, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is officially announcing its Class of 2021. Nine individuals have earned induction with enough votes granted by the selection committee. […]
January 15, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Partners with Art Guild

During some of the downtime during the pandemic, the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Art Guild Inc on an idea to help […]
June 30, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Postpones Induction Ceremony to 2021

The 2020 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been moved to May 12, 2021. The event will be held at Watermill in Smithtown, N.Y. […]
February 26, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Introduced

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2020 inductees in December, but had a formal introduction and photo opportunity for the honorees in […]
January 21, 2020

Boomer, Gio Talk Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Again on WFAN

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame found itself on the airwaves of WFAN again this week. Stemming from a discussion about the impending Baseball Hall of […]
January 22, 2022

Remembering Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Clark Gillies

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, Town of Huntington resident and hockey legend Clark Gillies died in January 2022. His loss is a devastating blow to the […]
January 18, 2022

Paul Gibson Promoted to Royals’ Senior Director of Pitching

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Center Moriches native Paul Gibson has been promoted to senior director of pitching for the Kansas City Royals. Gibson, who […]
December 8, 2021

Jumbo Elliott Inducted to College Football Hall of Fame

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer John “Jumbo” Elliott’s larger than life football resume continues to grow. The Sachem legend and former NFL lineman was inducted to […]
December 5, 2021

Ray Reid Retires from Coaching Post at UConn

Thirty three years. 457 wins. Four national championships. It’s been an incredible ride for Ray Reid. The Brentwood native and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Ray […]
November 7, 2021

Buffalo Sabres Host Val James Night to Honor Long Island Legend

The Buffalo Sabres hosted Val James Night to honor the 40th anniversary of Val breaking the color barrier for Black American hockey players in the NHL. […]
October 30, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Played on Baseball’s Biggest Stage

With the World Series is in full bloom, it’s always fun to look back and see which Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers played a role on […]
October 28, 2021

Craig Biggio Throws Out First Pitch of Game 1 World Series

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Astros legend Craig Biggio threw out the first pitch during Game 1 of the 2021 World Series. WATCH HERE.
October 17, 2021

Allie Long Receives Suffolk HOF Plaque from Chris Vaccaro

Pro soccer player Allie Long was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2021, but the ceremony was virtual and she never formally received […]
October 17, 2021

James C. Metzger has No. 21 Hills East Football Jersey Retired

Congrats to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Jim Metzger on yet another honor … he had his No. 21 Hills East football uniform retired on Saturday […]
September 23, 2021

Joe Spallina Gets Extension at Stony Brook

After a third trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals in the last four years, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Stony Brook lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina […]
September 22, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Matt DiStefano Honored with Court Renaming

We Get To remember the life and legacy of Matt “Dezy” DiStefano. The Sachem legend, who passed away in January 2020, received his latest honor as […]
September 18, 2021

Boomer, Sal Ciampi Featured in New CBS Renovation Show

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Boomer Esiason and his high school coach Sal Ciampi were featured on an episode of “Secret Celebrity Renovation” on CBS. Esiason […]
September 9, 2021

Suffolk Hall of Fame Mourns Loss of Bob Burkley

Another great one has left us, but his legacy lives on. Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and longtime track and field coach Bob Burkley died on […]
August 3, 2021

Craig Biggio Named to Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Craig Biggio has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He was […]
July 8, 2021

Kenny Atkinson Named Golden State Warriors Assistant

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Kenny Atkinson is off to the latest stop in his NBA coaching career as the Warriors will make him their new […]