The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit established in 1990 to honor outstanding people, living or deceased, who gained prominence and have made substantial contributions in the fields of professional and amateur sports on behalf of themselves and Suffolk County. The Hall of Fame has exhibits at Fairfield Properties Ballpark, (home of the Long Island Ducks), Town of Huntington Townhall, the Section XI offices in Farmingville, Long Island Sports and Rehabilitation in Holbrook and Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame: Club 369


Congratulations to the current Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, who have made major contributions to professional and amateur athletics.

As of 2022, there are 369 inductees across multiple categories.

We are in the process of updating our website and building out individual profile pages of all inductees, so check in frequently for more multimedia, information and highlights!


Full list of SSHOF Inductees
June 16, 2022

Young, Darrel

Darrel Young Induction Year: 2022 Category: Football & Pro Sports Location: Amityville Former NFL full back with the Washington Redskins, current Director of Player Personnel with […]
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 […]
June 7, 2021

Paci, John

John Paci Induction Year: 2021 Location: Huntington Sport: Football Huntington native who was an All-Big Ten quarterback at Indiana and played for the New York Jets […]
May 26, 2021

Riccio, Kevin

Kevin Riccio Induction Year: 2020 Location: West Islip Sport: Football A West Islip native, Kevin Riccio is a former Hansen Award winner as the top football […]
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 18, 2021

Cutinella, Thomas

Thomas Cutinella Induction Year: Class of 2020 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Sport: Football   Thomas Cutinella was a Shoreham-Wading River High School student who cared deeply for […]
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 11, 2019

Esiason, Boomer

Boomer Esiason Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football Location: East Islip Played at East Islip H.S. Attended the University of Maryland. He was an NFL veteran quarterback […]
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 15, 2018

Dooley, Joseph

Joseph Dooley Induction Year: 2018 Category: Football & Officials A legendary referee and official, many would say that he spent his life dedicated to the youth […]
May 15, 2018

Bowen, Stephen

Stephen Bowen Induction Year: 2018 Category: Football Location: Half Hollow Hills Stephen Bowen, a Half Hollow Hills West graduate, spent 10 seasons in the NFL; five […]
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

Ziegler, Brent

Brent Ziegler Induction Year: 2017 Category: Football Location: West Islip Brent Ziegler is a graduate of West Islip High School where he played football and lacrosse. In […]
March 2, 2018

Heeter, Gene

Gene Heeter Induction Year: 2016 Category: Football and Pro Resident Location: Lake Grove, N.Y.  Gene Heeter will always be known for scoring the first touchdown at […]
March 2, 2018

Downey, Chuck

Chuck Downey Induction Year: 2016 Category: Football Location: Deer Park After a successful career in three sports -football, wrestling and lacrosse – at Deer Park High […]