Coaches

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 […]
October 8, 2022

Historian Fabio Montella Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Local sports historian, professor and researcher Fabio Montella guest lectured as part of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
October 1, 2022

Chris Fallica Joins Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Chris Fallica guest lectured as part of our educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s sports history class. Fallica, who was […]
September 9, 2022

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Speaks with Port Jefferson HS Class

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame kicked off its partnership with Port Jefferson High School on Friday, September 9 when Hall of Fame president Chris Vaccaro […]
July 31, 2022

ESPN Legend Linda Cohn Accepts HOF Plaque in LA

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in LA to present Linda Cohn with her 2022 HOF induction plaque. The Newfield High alum, who […]
July 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School Partner on Educational Program

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School have partnered on an educational program to teach students about local sports history and provide […]
July 5, 2022

Henry Chadwick Honored at HCBL Game in Sag Harbor

Baseball pioneer Henry Chadwick was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2021. The Hall of Fame plaque was officially presented in Sag Harbor […]
May 19, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2022

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame celebrated its Class of 2022 induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at East Wind in Wading River. Super Bowl champ […]
May 5, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Honors Riverhead Location Where Satchel Paige Pitched in 1950

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame honored its third historic location with a special marker on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The current location of Riverhead Schools […]
April 5, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Erects Carl Yastrzemski Historic Marker

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame honored Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski and erected its second historic marker at Bridgehampton High School on Tuesday, April 5, […]
February 24, 2022

WATCH: 2022 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Press Conference

VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE: Inductees of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 took to Zoom for a virtual press conference to talk about what […]
January 10, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2022

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is officially announcing its Class of 2022. This is one of the largest induction classes in the history of the […]
October 30, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Played on Baseball’s Biggest Stage

With the World Series is in full bloom, it’s always fun to look back and see which Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers played a role on […]
October 19, 2021

Save the Date: Suffolk Sports HOF Induction – May 18, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: We’re looking forward to an in-person hall of fame induction at EAST WIND on May 18, 2022!
October 7, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Debuts Satellite Exhibit at Section XI

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has launched its fourth exhibit, partnering with Section XI, the governing body of Suffolk County scholastic athletics. The exhibit features […]
May 17, 2018

Schneider, Harry

Harry Schneider Induction Year: 2018 Category: Track & Field Location: Middle Country Harry Schneider taught physical education in the Middle Country School District for 32 years. […]
May 15, 2018

Burkley, Robert

Robert F. Burkley Induction Year: 2018 Category: Track & Field Location: Middle Country Bob Burkley was the varsity track and field coach at Newfield High School […]
March 2, 2018

Blieberg, Pete

Peter Blieberg Induction Year: 2017 Category: Athletic Director and Football Location: Kings Park, East Islip and Sachem Pete Blieberg was a longtime athletic director at Kings […]
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 […]
March 2, 2018

Ramaswamy, Isaac

Isaac Ramaswamy Induction Year: 2016 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem Isaac Ramaswamt was an outstanding wrestler at Sachem High School before starting his coaching career shortly after […]
March 2, 2018

Combs, Tom

Tom Combs Induction Year: 2016 Category: Athletic Director and Football Location: Smithtown, Harborfields and Patchogue-Medford Before starting his coaching career, Tom Combs was an outstanding athlete […]
February 15, 2018

Vignato, Joe

Joe Vignato Category: Coaches, Basketball, Track, XC and Soccer Location: Bayport-Blue Point Induction Year: 1992 Joe Vignato excelled in sports throughout his entire career. Throughout his […]
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

Patrovich, Joe

Joe Patrovich Induction Year: 2010 Category: Wrestling and Football Location: Islip Joe Patrovich as coached football and wrestling in Suffolk County and serves as the head […]
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

Ciampi, Sal

Sal Ciampi Induction Year: 1994 Category: Baseball and Football Location: East Islip Sal Ciampi is a legendary baseball and football coach from Suffolk County winning numerous […]
February 15, 2018

Campo, Joseph A.

Joe Campo Induction Year: 1995 Category: Wrestling and Football Location: Brentwood Affectionally known as “The Gov,” Campo coached wrestling and football at Brentwood High School from […]