Officials

May 31, 2024

2024 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame continues to grow its mission and purpose and welcomed a record-setting attendance at its 2024 induction ceremony at Flowerfield in […]
February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Add 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! […]
June 1, 2023

Grady, Joe

Joe Grady Induction year: 2023 Location: Bay Shore Category: Officials The Bay Shore native was one of the longest-serving officials in Section XI history. He finished […]
May 28, 2023

Donnelly, Joe

Joe Donnelly Induction Year: 2023 Location: Huntington Category: Journalism, Baseball and Officials Initially, a general assignment reporter at the World-Telegram & Sun, Joseph T. Donnelly became […]
June 14, 2022

Zimmer, Steve

Steve Zimmer Induction Year: 2022 Categories: Officiating and Pro Sports Location: Smithtown Longtime Smithtown resident, veteran NFL referee, including many high stakes games. 25 years 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 […]
February 15, 2018

Auster, Marge

Marge Auster Induction Year: 1990 Category: Multiple sports and officiating Location: Southampton Auster coached six sports at Southampton High School – field hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, […]
February 8, 2018

Sullivan, Jim

Jim Sullivan Induction Year: 1990 Category: Officiating Spent 60 years officiating basketball and umpiring baseball. As a basketball official he worked everything from youth leagues to […]
February 8, 2018

Shelley, Bill

Bill Shelley Induction Year: 2004 Category: Track & Field Location: Holbrook Before beginning his career an official in the 1960s, Shelley was an outstanding runner in […]
February 8, 2018

Habers, Patricia

Patricia Habers Induction Year: 2009 Category: Officials Location: Kings Park Habers has held a state rating in officiating for over 30 years particularly in the sport […]
February 8, 2018

Figliozzi, Art

Art Figliozzi Induction Year: 1997 Category: Basketball, Officials & HOF Builders Location: Commack Charter Member of the IABO, where he served as an interpreter for over […]
February 8, 2018

Deveney, Phyllis

Phyllis Deveney Induction Year: 2008 Category: Basketball Location: Port Jefferson Deveney resides in Port Jefferson and had a 30-year career as a basketball official. She is […]
February 8, 2018

Dellecave, Guy “Butch”

Guy “Butch” Dellecave Induction Year: 1998 Category: Basketball & HOF Builder Location: Smithtown Founder of Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. One of Suffolk County’s top rated […]
February 8, 2018

Crowley, Mickey

Mickey Crowley Induction Year: 2002 Category: Basketball Location: Holbrook Crowley resides in Holbrook. He began his basketball officiating career back in 1957 and officially retired in […]
February 8, 2018

Cross, Marilyn

Marilyn Cross Induction Year: 1992 Category: Gymnastics Location: Babylon In 1963, Cross received her 1st rating. She then received international rating in 1970 and permanent international […]
February 8, 2018

Bjerke, Harry

Harry Bjerke Induction Year: 2006 Category: Gymnastics and Officials Location: Lindenhurst Bjerke was an official at the national and inter-national levels for over 30 years. He […]
February 7, 2018

Dietz, Jim

Jim Dietz Induction Year: 1996 Category: Football Location: Sayville Dietz played at Sayville H.S., graduated in 1966. He attended East Texas State University on full scholarship […]