Professional Sports

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! […]
May 9, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Herzog Speaks at Sports History Class

Longtime Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog was the latest guest speaker in the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School’s […]
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 […]
June 5, 2021

James, Val

Val James Induction Year: 2021 Location: Hauppauge Sport: Hockey Hauppauge native who became the first black American in the NHL, playing for the Buffalo Sabres and […]
June 3, 2021

Fraser, Jason

Jason Fraser Induction Year: 2021 Location: Amityville Sport: Basketball Jason Fraser was a star at Amityville High and Villanova University. Fraser was a McDonald’s All-American and […]
May 28, 2021

Spallina, Joe

Joe Spallina Induction Year: 2020 Location: Rocky Point & Stony Brook Sport: Lacrosse One of the most successful lacrosse coaches to come from Suffolk County, the […]
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 24, 2021

Long, Allie

Allie Long Induction Year: 2020 Location: Northport Sport: Soccer A Northport native, Allie Long has reached the pinnacle of her sport and helped the U.S. Women’s […]
May 23, 2021

Izzo, Larry

Larry Izzo Induction Year: 2020 Sport: Baseball Larry Izzo has been a Suffolk County high school basketball official for 50 years, but also made his mark […]
May 17, 2021

Atkinson, Kenny

Kenny Atkinson Induction Year: 2020 Location: Northport Sport: Basketball Northport native Kenny Atkinson is an NBA coach. He was the head coach of the Nets, and […]
June 11, 2019

Bettman, Gary

Gary Bettman Induction Year: 2019 Category: Hockey Location: Dix Hills Gary Bettman, the Commissioner of the National Hockey League, was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall […]
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 […]
June 9, 2019

New York Cuban Giants

New York Cuban Giants Induction Year: 2019 Category: Baseball Location: Babylon The Cuban Giants were the first African-American professional baseball club. They are the first “Historic Recognition” inductee of the […]
June 3, 2019

Hartley, Bria

Bria Hartley Induction Year: 2019 Category: Basketball Location: North Babylon The North Babylon native and WNBA start was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame […]
June 16, 2018

Whalen, Sara

Sara Whalen Induction Year: 2001 Category: Soccer Location: Harborfields Whalen graduated from Harborfields High School in 1994, where she played varsity soccer, basketball, and track as […]
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

Pacella, John

John Pacella Induction Year: 2017 Category: Baseball Location: Connetquot John Pacella attended Connetquot High School where he pitched for the baseball team with a record of […]
March 2, 2018

Searage, Ray

Ray Searage Induction Year: 2017 Category: Baseball Location: Deer Park Searage got his start as a baseball player at Deer Park High School and went on […]