West Islip

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 […]
January 21, 2024

2010: West Islip Boys Lacrosse

The West Islip boys lacrosse program was recognized as the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Special Recognition Inductee in 2010. This program has become the modern […]
June 24, 2023

Komisarek, Mike

Mike Komisarek Induction Year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Hockey, Pro Sports A West Islip native, Mike Komisarek played 551 games from 2002 through 2014. He spent […]
June 12, 2023

Turri, Justin

Justin Turri Induction Year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Lacrosse & Coaching  A former West Islip standout, Justin Turri was a four-year starter at Duke and […]
May 31, 2023

Flanagan, Ryan

Ryan Flanagan Induction year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Lacrosse, Pro Athlete A West Islip native, Ryan Flanagan was a three-time All-American and NCAA Defenseman of […]
May 25, 2023

Athenas Angel

Angel Athenas Induction Year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Special Olympics and Weightlifting  Angel Athenas is one of the top powerlifters in America and holds every […]
May 26, 2021

Riccio, Kevin

Kevin Riccio Induction Year: 2020 Location: West Islip Sport: Football A West Islip native, Kevin Riccio is a former Hansen Award winner as the top football […]
June 10, 2019

Feis, Aaron

Aaron Feis Induction Year: 2019 Category: Special Recognition Location: West Islip Aaron Feis is originally from West Islip, N.Y. and relocated with his family to Florida […]
March 2, 2018

Ziegler, Brent

Brent Ziegler Induction Year: 2017 Category: Football Location: West Islip Brent Ziegler is a graduate of West Islip High School where he played football and lacrosse. In […]
February 8, 2018

Brown, Chuck

Chuck Brown Induction Year: 1993 Category: Swimming & Diving Location: West Islip Chuck Brown coached swimming and diving at West Islip from 1957 to 1983 He […]
February 8, 2018

Craig, Scott

Scott Craig Induction Year: 2014 Category: Lacrosse Location: West Islip A longtime boys lacrosse coach at West Islip High School, in more than 25 years at […]
February 8, 2018

Shierant, Wayne

Wayne Shierant Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football, Coaches Location: West Islip Shierant was the head football coach at West Islip High School from 1981-95. He was […]
February 8, 2018

Wenzel, Bob

Bob Wenzel Induction Year: 2004 Category: Basketball/Coach Location: West Islip Bob Wenzel was an athlete himself before beginning his distinguished basketball coaching career.  A 1967 graduate […]
February 8, 2018

Oerter, Al

Al Oerter Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track & Field Location: West Islip Al Oerter was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was […]
February 8, 2018

McAteer, Thomas J.

Thomas J. McAteer Induction Year: 2001 Category: Community Sports Location: West Islip McAteer is a West Islip resident who is very involved in West Islip community […]
February 7, 2018

Michaels, Walt

Walt Michaels Induction Year: 1997 Category: Football Location: West Islip Michaels, who spent 34 years in professional football, lived in Suffolk while working for the Jets […]