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February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Adds Suffolk HOF Logo to Vintage Truck

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is honored that its logo is featured on the vintage racing truck of the Forty Thieves from Patchogue’s Van Guard […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Announces Class of 2024 Inductees on Fox 5’s Sports Xtra

Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in studio with Fox 5’s Tina Cervasio on Sports Xtra to announce the Class of 2024! […]
January 29, 2024

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its Class of 2024, which will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled for May 30 at Flowerfield […]
January 21, 2024

From the Archives: 2001 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame archive drop is from our 2001 induction ceremony featuring some heavy hitters! That year’s induction ceremony included: Rob Burnett, […]
January 8, 2024

Wrestling Legend Jumper Leggio Gone at 89

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is mourning the loss of local wrestling legend Jumper Leggio, who died on January 5. He was 89. A Bay […]
January 4, 2024

1995 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Archive

The beauty of having 34 years of history through the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is you might find old images or paperwork in the archives […]
December 23, 2023

Gregg Giannotti Learns of Suffolk HOF Induction at The Paramount

WFAN producers only told Gregg Giannotti there would be a surprise for him during the Boomer and Gio LIVE show at The Paramount in Huntington. Gio […]
December 21, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Sponsors Section XI Student-Leadership Conference

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame was a proud partner of the Section XI Nick DeCillis Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. The conference was organized by Center Moriches […]
November 17, 2023

Suffolk Hall of Fame Historical Markers Featured by SABR

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro penned a column through the Society of American Baseball Research about baseball history in Suffolk County related […]
November 16, 2023

Suffolk HOF Historical Markers Recognized on Google

HOF ON GOOGLE: All four of our Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame historical markers have been added to the Google Maps registry. If you’re ever […]
October 18, 2023

Suffolk Hall Places 4th Historical Marker in Lindenhurst where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Played

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame placed its fourth historical marker at the location where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played a barnstorming game in Lindenhurst […]
August 18, 2023

Chris Higgins Receives Suffolk Sports HOF Plaque at The Rinx

Smithtown native Chris Higgins played 14 years in the NHL and spent many early mornings as a kid skating at The Rinx in Hauppauge. It was […]
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 […]
June 5, 2023

La Morte, Chris

Chris La Morte Induction year: 2023 Location: Sachem Category: Gymnastics Arguably the greatest to ever compete on the rings in New York State after staring at […]
June 7, 2022

Moon, Tina

Tina Moon Induction Year: 2022 Category: Field hockey & Coaching Location: Centereach & Sachem One of the winningest field hockey coaches in Suffolk County history at […]
May 27, 2022

Farley, Kerri

Kerri Farley Induction year: 2022 Category: Basketball, Handball Location: Sachem Kerri Farley is a Sachem alum and multi-sport standout who was inducted to Sachem Athletic Hall […]
June 3, 2021

Ferguson-Dayes, Karen

Karen Ferguson-Dayes Induction Year: 2021 Location: Sachem Sport: Soccer Sachem alum Karen Ferguson-Dayes is the current women’s soccer coach at the University of Louisville. She is […]
May 19, 2021

DiStefano, Matthew “Dezy”

Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano Induction Year: 2020 Location: Sachem Sport: Volleyball   Sachem volleyball coach turned motivational speaker and cancer fighting advocate, Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano suffered from […]
June 19, 2019

Figgiani, Jerry

 Jerry Figgiani Induction Year: 2019 Category: Martial Arts Location: Sachem Jerry Figgiani is a world renowned martial arts expert, instructor, author and motivational speaker He […]
June 13, 2019

Kropp, William

William Kropp Induction Year: 2019 Category: Volleyball & Coaches Location: Sachem Bill Kropp is the winningest volleyball coach in New York State history. He was inducted […]
May 15, 2018

Morris, Edward J.

Edward J. Morris Induction Year: 2018 Category: Hall of Fame Committee Location: Sachem Ed Morris was executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame from […]
March 2, 2018

Blieberg, Pete

Peter Blieberg Induction Year: 2017 Category: Athletic Director and Football Location: Kings Park, East Islip and Sachem Pete Blieberg was a longtime athletic director at Kings […]
March 2, 2018

Nicosia-Detlefsen, Linda

Linda Nicosia-Detlefsen Induction Year: 2017 Category: Track & Field Location: Sachem Linda attended Sachem High School and graduated in 1980. She was the first female in […]
March 2, 2018

Ramaswamy, Isaac

Isaac Ramaswamy Induction Year: 2016 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem Isaac Ramaswamt was an outstanding wrestler at Sachem High School before starting his coaching career shortly after […]
March 2, 2018

Michta-Coffey, Maria

Maria Michta-Coffey Induction Year: 2016 Category: Track & Field Location: Sachem In her high school days at Sachem and her college days at C.W. Post, she […]
March 2, 2018

Gentile, Laura

Laura Gentile Induction Year: 2016 Category: Journalism / Media Location: Sachem Laura Gentile is a former three-sport athlete at Sachem High School, where she excelled in […]
March 2, 2018

Cimini, Rich

Rich Cimini Induction Year: 2016 Specialty: Journalism / Media Location: Sachem Rich Cimini started his career in journalism as the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper […]
February 8, 2018

Mahoney, Jack

Jack Mahoney Induction Year: 2004 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem (coach) and Lindenhurst (alum) Jack Mahoney was the boys varsity wrestling coach at Sachem H.S. from 1972 until […]