Coaches

December 27, 2019

Long Island Sports & Rehabilitation Center Debuts SSHOF Exhibit

The latest Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame exhibit is now proudly on the walls at Long Island Sports & Rehabilitation Center in Holbrook, N.Y. Lois Cloud […]
August 3, 2019

Long Island Ducks, Bethpage Ballpark Receive First Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Marker

Bethpage Ballpark is a historic sporting venue in Suffolk County thanks to a new historic marker initiative by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. The ballpark […]
June 13, 2019

Kropp Gets Special Induction at Bethpage Ballpark

We finally finished the 2019 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction process and Bill Kropp finally got his moment. After falling ill during the 2019 ceremony, […]
June 9, 2019

Cuban Giants HOF Plaque Presented at Historic Site

Special moment as our Executive Director Chris Vaccaro presented the New York Cuban Giants Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction plaque to Babylon Village Mayor Ralph […]
May 24, 2019

Bettman Accepts Suffolk HOF Honor at NHL Offices

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was an inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2019. He was unable to attend the ceremony […]
May 23, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2019

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 honorees included: Gary Bettman: Commission of the NHL and alumnus of Half Hollow Hills Scott J. Beigel: Special Recognition […]
March 5, 2019

Boomer & Gio Talk Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on WFAN

We couldn’t have asked for a better six minutes of positioning on the biggest sports radio station on the planet, but it happened for the Suffolk […]
February 9, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, Town of Huntington Unveil New Exhibit

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and the Town of Huntington have debuted a new exhibit at Huntington Town Hall as of February 2019. The exhibit […]
February 2, 2019

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has officially announced its Class of 2019 and inductees will be honored in a ceremony on May 16 at Watermill […]
December 9, 2018

James Metzger Hits Cover of Long Island Press

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, James C. Metzger, The Whitmore Group CEO and Chairman, is featured on the front page of the December issue of the […]
August 5, 2018

Bud Harrelson’s No. 3 Retired by Long Island Ducks

Bud Harrelson has done so much for Suffolk County, baseball and Long Island. It is with great joy to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame that […]
May 31, 2018

2018 SSHOF Induction Night Video Highlights

RELIVE the magic from the 2018 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductions. Officially available are the video highlights of every speech! Bob Burkely Stephen Bowen Joe […]
May 20, 2018

SSHOF Supports Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball

For a number of years the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has supported the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). On Sunday, May 20, a number […]
May 13, 2018

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Officially Inducted

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was formally inducted on May 10 at Watermill Caterers. Congratulations to the following individuals and organizations: The Suffolk […]
February 12, 2018

Suffolk Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has officially announced its Class of 2018 and inductees will be honored in a ceremony on May 10 at Watermill […]
February 8, 2018

Edwards, Bill

Bill Edwards Induction Year: 2014 Category: Softball Location: Commack Bill Edwards spent more than 25 years as the head softball coach at Hofstra University. He retired […]
February 8, 2018

Rose, Carol

Carol Rose Induction Year: 2015 Category: Lacrosse Location: Northport Carol Rose has been the girls varsity lacrosse coach at Northport High School since 1990, and is […]
February 8, 2018

Mercurio, Richard

Richard Mercurio Induction Year: 2015 Category: Lacrosse Location: Sachem (coached) and Brentwood (played) Rick Mercurio was the boys varsity lacrosse coach at Sachem from 1985 through […]
February 8, 2018

Hoppey, Robert

Robert “Bob” Hoppey Induction Year: 1997 Category: Lacrosse & Coaches Location: Brentwood Bob Hoppey was the Brentwood lacrosse coach from 1959 to 1988. He had 303 […]
February 8, 2018

Cuozzo, Joe

Joe Cuozzo Induction Year: 1998 Category: Lacrosse Location: Ward Melville The former department chair for health and physical education and boys varsity lacrosse coach at Ward […]
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

Friedheim, Ken

Ken Friedheim Induction Year: 2015 Category: Gymnastics Location: Sachem He served as the boys varsity gymnastics coach at Sachem High School for 37 years, beginning in […]
February 8, 2018

Gamboli, Tony

Tony Gamboli Induction Year: 2006 Category: Golf & Coaches Location: Sayville Gamboli has been the golf coach at Sayville High School for 40 years. Since taking […]
February 8, 2018

Tice, John

John Tice Induction Year: 2013 Category: Football Location: Central Islip John Tice played football at Central Islip High School and at the University of Maryland. He […]
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

Read, Henry J.

Henry Read Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football, Coaches Location: Seton Hall Henry Read was the winningest football coach in Suffolk County history (176) until 2000 when […]
February 8, 2018

O’Leary, George

George O’Leary Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football, Coach Location: Central Islip George O’Leary is one of the most well-known coaches to ever come from Long Island. […]
February 8, 2018

LaPlatney, Cliff

Cliff LaPlatney Induction Year: 1993 Location: Bay Shore Category: Coaches Clifton “Cliff” LaPlatney was born in 1905 in Gouverneur, New York and later moved to Canton, […]
February 8, 2018

Jackson, Dorrie

Dorrie Jackson Induction Year: 1994 Category: Football Location: Greenport Head football coach at Greenport High School from 1951 thru 1978. His record was 148-43-7, even though […]
February 8, 2018

Howard, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Howard Induction Year: 2010 Category: Football & Coaches Location: Bay Shore Howard began his football coaching career at West Babylon High School in 1971 […]