Coaches

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 […]
June 7, 2021

Reilly, Joe

Joe Reilly Induction Year: 2021 Location: Longwood Sport: Track & Field Longwood track and field coach and one of the winningest coaches in Long Island and […]
May 30, 2021

Szymanski, Bob

Bob Szymanski Induction Year: 2020 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Sport: Track & Field and XC A longtime Shoreham-Wading River track and field and cross country coach, Bob […]
May 30, 2021

McKeever-Kress, Annamae

Annamae McKeever-Kress Induction Year: 2020 Location: Babylon Position: Athletic Administration & Coaching Dr. Jean Berger at Ward Melville, Ruth Gracey at Port Jefferson, Jeannette Rogers at […]
May 30, 2021

Rogers, Jeannette

Jeannette Rogers Induction Year: 2020 Location: Babylon Position: Athletic Administration & Coaching Dr. Jean Berger at Ward Melville, Ruth Gracey at Port Jefferson, Jeannette Rogers at […]
May 30, 2021

Gracey, Ruth

Ruth Gracey Induction Year: 2020 Location: Port Jefferson Position: Athletic Administration & Coaching Dr. Jean Berger at Ward Melville, Ruth Gracey at Port Jefferson, Jeannette Rogers […]
May 30, 2021

Berger, Dr. Jean

Dr. Jean Berger Induction Year: 2020 Location: Ward Melville Position: Athletic Administration and Coaching Dr. Jean Berger at Ward Melville, Ruth Gracey at Port Jefferson, Jeannette […]
May 23, 2021

Reichert, Rich

Rich Reichert Induction Year: 2020 Location: St. Anthony’s (coach) and Babylon (resident) Sport: Football The legendary St. Anthony’s High School football coach won 265 games, and […]
May 20, 2021

Eden, Ron

Ron Eden Induction Year: 2020 Location: Brentwood Sport: Soccer One of the winningest soccer coaches in New York State history, Ron Eden has won more than […]
June 23, 2019

Kornhauser, Sam

 Sam Kornhauser Induction Year: 2019 Category: Football & Coaching Location: Stony Brook Sam Kornhauser was the first football coach at Stony Brook University and saw […]
June 18, 2019

Beigel, Scott

Scott J. Beigel Induction Year: 2019 Category: Track & Field, Coaching and Special Recognition Location: Half Hollow Hills Scott J. Beigel, a Dix Hills native, died […]
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 […]
June 4, 2019

Leggio, Guy

 Guy Leggio Induction Year: 2019 Category: Wrestling, Coaching Location: East Islip, Bay Shore Longtime East Islip wrestling coach Guy Leggio was inducted to the Suffolk […]
May 17, 2018

Wiederkehr, Hans

Hans Wiederkehr Induction Year: 2018 Category: Football Location: Babylon, Shoreham-Wading River One of the top athletic administrators in Suffolk County for his long tenured service as […]
May 17, 2018

Stancik, Clement

Clem Stancik Induction Year: 2018 Category: Tennis Location: Brentwood Clement F. Stancik was the Brentwood varsity tennis coach for 56 years from 1963-2018. He won more […]
May 17, 2018

Smith, Shannon

Shannon Smith Induction Year: 2018 Category: Lacrosse Location: West Babylon Shannon Smith, a three-time first-team lacrosse All-American who is among the most decorated players in the […]