Coaches

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 23, 2023

Kirwan, Pat

Pat Kirwan Induction Year: 2023 Location: St. Anthony’s Category: Football, Media, Coaching, Pro Sports A multi-disciplined inductee, Pat Kirwan was a player and coach at St. […]
June 13, 2023

Wassell Foote, Missy

Missy Wassell Foote Induction Year: 2023 Location: Ward Melville Category: Lacrosse & Coaching As the head women’s lacrosse coach at Middlebury College from 1978 through 2015, […]
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 […]
June 9, 2023

Napolitano, Ralph

Ralph Napolitano Induction Year: 2023 Location: Brentwood Category: Wrestling and Coaching Longtime Brentwood wrestling coach with more than 300 wins is one of the winningest active […]
June 8, 2023

Migliozzi, Tom

Tom Migliozzi Induction year: 2023 Location: Deer Park and Half Hollow Hills Category: Baseball and Coaching The head baseball coach at Half Hollow Hills West, Tom […]
May 27, 2023

Bowler, Mike

Mike Bowler Induction Year: 2023 Location: Rocky Point Category: Lacrosse and Coaching Mike Bowler was the head coach of Rocky Point Lacrosse for 48 years. He […]
May 24, 2023

Adams, Carl

Carl Adams Induction Year: 2023 Sport: Wrestling Location: Brentwood Brentwood’s first New York State wrestling champion in 1968, Carl Adams had a lifetime of success on […]
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 13, 2022

Senk, Matt

Matt Senk Induction Year: 2022 Category: Baseball and Coaching Location: Stony Brook and John Glenn Longtime Stony Brook University head baseball coach with more than 880 […]
June 9, 2022

Pfeffer, John

John Pfeffer Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse, Wrestling, Gymnastics and Coaching Location: Bay Shore Inducted with wife Allison. Together they were longtime Bay Shore High School […]
June 9, 2022

Pfeffer, Allison

Allison Pfeffer Induction Year: 2022 Category: Lacrosse, Field Hockey & Coaching Location: Bay Shore inducted along with husband, John. They were longtime Bay Shore High School […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 2, 2022

Longo, Paul

Paul Longo Induction Year: 2022 Category: Football & Coaching Location: William Floyd Suffolk County’s winningest high school football coach from William Floyd High School. In 27 […]
May 29, 2022

Harrington, Kevin

Kevin Harrington Induction Year: 2022 Category: Volleyball & Coaches Location: John Glenn Kevin Harrington was the longtime John Glenn High School girls volleyball coach and is […]