Sachem

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 […]
October 26, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Markers Recognized by SABR

All three of the historic markers placed by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame have been recognized by the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Landmarks […]
October 18, 2022

Port Jeff Sports History Class Files Hall of Fame Research Project

Through an educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School, students conducted research assignments on Hall of Fame inductees. Students […]
October 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOFer Buzz Deschamps Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps was the latest guest speaker as part of the Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
February 8, 2018

Mercurio, Richard

Richard Mercurio Induction Year: 2015 Category: Lacrosse Location: Sachem (coached) and Brentwood (played) Rick Mercurio was the boys varsity lacrosse coach at Sachem from 1985 through […]
February 8, 2018

Friedheim, Ken

Ken Friedheim Induction Year: 2015 Category: Gymnastics Location: Sachem He served as the boys varsity gymnastics coach at Sachem High School for 37 years, beginning in […]
February 8, 2018

Fusaro, Fred

Fred Fusaro Induction Year: 2003 Category: Football & Coaching Location: Sachem (coached) & Huntington (resident) Fred Fusaro was the head football coach at Sachem High School […]
February 8, 2018

Cipp, Joseph L., Jr.

Joseph L. Cipp Jr. Induction Year: 1996 Category: Football Location: Bellport Joe Cipp Jr. was the first football coach in Bellport football history after founding the […]
February 8, 2018

Zander, Risa

Risa Zander Induction Year: 2013 Category: Basketball; Coaches Location: Sachem Zander started her teaching and coaching career at Sachem High School in 1971. She was the […]
February 8, 2018

Batewell, Bill

Bill Batewell Induction Year: 2010 Category: Baseball Location: Sachem, Bellport Bill Batewell is a Suffolk County baseball lifer. He has been a head coach in the […]
February 8, 2018

Shanahan, Doug

Doug Shanahan Induction Year: 2014 Category: Lacrosse Location: Sachem Doug Shanahan is one of the greatest two sport athletes to ever play at Sachem as well […]
February 7, 2018

Nelson, Diane

Diane Nelson Induction Year: 2000 Category: Horse Racing Location: Sachem Nelson was a multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who attended Sachem High School and worked with horses […]
February 7, 2018

Elliott, John “Jumbo”

John “Jumbo” Elliott Induction Year: 1993 Category: Football Location: Sachem Played at Sachem and attended the University of Michigan. Elliott played 14 years as an offensive tackle in […]
February 7, 2018

Ruland, Jeff

Jeff Ruland Induction Year: 2013 Category: Basketball Location: Sachem Former basketball standout at Sachem High School in the late 1970’s, he was the first athlete in […]
February 7, 2018

Kaczmarski, Nicole

Nicole Kaczmarski Induction Year: 2013 Category: Basketball Location: Sachem Kaczmarski was a girls’ basketball star at Sachem High School, where she graduated in 1999 and rated […]
February 7, 2018

Sabatelle, Tom

Tom Sabatelle Induction Year: 2014 Category: Athletic Directors Location: Sachem Sabatelle started out as a physical education teacher in Sachem in 1964. He went on to […]
February 7, 2018

Rothenberg, David S.

Dave Rothenberg Induction Year: 1996 Category: Athletic Directors Location: Sachem Dave Rothenberg made Long Island his home after moving in 1946. While teaching for the Board […]
February 6, 2018

Heaton, Neal

Neal Heaton Induction Year: 1997 Category: Baseball Location: Sachem Heaton is a former MLB left-handed pitcher who played at Sachem High School and graduated in 1979. […]