Basketball

May 31, 2024

2024 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame continues to grow its mission and purpose and welcomed a record-setting attendance at its 2024 induction ceremony at Flowerfield in […]
February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Add 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! […]
June 15, 2022

Wright, Kia

Kia Wright Induction Year: 2022 Category: Basketball and Coaching Location: Copiague One of Long Island’s highest scoring girls hoops players at Copiague High School and a […]
June 8, 2022

Pellicane, Joe

Joe Pellicane Induction Year: 2022 Category: Basketball & Coaching Location: North Babylon, Dowling Longtime college hoops coach with more than 540 victories; current women’s coach 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

Fraser, Jason

Jason Fraser Induction Year: 2021 Location: Amityville Sport: Basketball Jason Fraser was a star at Amityville High and Villanova University. Fraser was a McDonald’s All-American and […]
May 23, 2021

Izzo, Larry

Larry Izzo Induction Year: 2020 Sport: Baseball Larry Izzo has been a Suffolk County high school basketball official for 50 years, but also made his mark […]
May 17, 2021

Barnes Arico, Kim

Kim Barnes Arico Induction Year: 2020 Location: William Floyd Sport: Basketball William Floyd alumnus Kim Barnes Arico is the head women’s basketball coach at the University […]
May 17, 2021

Atkinson, Kenny

Kenny Atkinson Induction Year: 2020 Location: Northport Sport: Basketball Northport native Kenny Atkinson is an NBA coach. He was the head coach of the Nets, and […]
June 3, 2019

Hartley, Bria

Bria Hartley Induction Year: 2019 Category: Basketball Location: North Babylon The North Babylon native and WNBA start was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame […]
March 2, 2018

Romeo, Frank

Frank Romeo Induction Year: 2016 Category: Basketball, Coach Location: Comsewogue Frank Romeo’s coaching career began after graduating from Alfred University when he became the Freshman Basketball […]
February 15, 2018

Vayianos, Cathy

Cathy Vayianos Induction Year: 2007 Category: Tennis, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball Location: Half Hollow Hills Cathy Vayianos coached girls’ varsity tennis, basketball, softball and volleyball and boys’ […]
February 15, 2018

Varone, Carl

Carl Varone Induction Year: 1999 Category: XC, Basketball, Baseball Location: Sayville and Brentwood Coached cross country, basketball and baseball at Sayville High School from 1962 to 1981 (varies […]
February 15, 2018

Muir, Robert

Robert Muir Induction Year: 1991 Category: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Track Location: Mattituck Bob Muir coached soccer, basketball, baseball and track at Mattituck High School for […]
February 15, 2018

Kruckel, Gloria

Gloria Kruckel Induction Year: 2003 Category: Field hockey, Basketball, Softball and Track Location: Seton Hall From 1962 thru 1974 Gloria Kruckel coached field hockey, basketball, softball […]
February 15, 2018

Heckman, Howie

Howie Heckman Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball and Soccer, Basketball, Softball Location: Center Moriches Howie Heckman coached boys varsity baseball and soccer at  Center Moriches High […]
February 15, 2018

Auster, Marge

Marge Auster Induction Year: 1990 Category: Multiple sports and officiating Location: Southampton Auster coached six sports at Southampton High School – field hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, […]