Professional Sports

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 […]
June 15, 2021

Chris Vaccaro Discusses Life of Marion Hollins on LI History Project Podcast

An amazing life and story, we’re proud to have Marion Hollins as an inductee of the Suffolk Sports HOF. Listen to her life story on the […]
March 2, 2018

Semioli, Mark

Mark Semioli Year of Induction: 2017 Category: Soccer Location: Hauppauge Mark Semioli graduated from Hauppauge High School in 1986 and attended Stanford University in California and […]
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 […]
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

Cassese, Tom

Tom Cassese Induction Year: 2003 Category: Football Location: Comsewogue Tom Cassese began as the head football coach at Comsewogue High School in 1973 and retired in […]
February 8, 2018

Wenzel, Bob

Bob Wenzel Induction Year: 2004 Category: Basketball/Coach Location: West Islip Bob Wenzel was an athlete himself before beginning his distinguished basketball coaching career.  A 1967 graduate […]
February 8, 2018

Layden, Frank

Frank Layden Induction Year: 1990 Category: Basketball & Professional Sports Location: Seton Hall (H.S.), Dowling Long before Frank Layden coached in the NBA he was at […]
February 8, 2018

DeLucca, Joe

Joe DeLucca Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball Location: Babylon Joe DeLucca started his coaching and teaching career at Babylon back in 1954, where he stayed until […]
February 8, 2018

Annacone, Paul

Paul Annacone Induction Year: 1996 Category: Tennis Location: Southampton A former professional tennis player, Paul Annacone is now one of the world’s leading coaches and commentators in the […]
February 8, 2018

Mayer, Alan

Alan Mayer Induction Year: 2002 Category: Soccer Location: Islip Mayer is a retired American soccer goalkeeper. He played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League and earned […]
February 8, 2018

Shanahan, Doug

Doug Shanahan Induction Year: 2014 Category: Lacrosse Location: Sachem Doug Shanahan is one of the greatest two sport athletes to ever play at Sachem as well […]
February 8, 2018

Pannell, Rob

Rob Pannell Induction Year: 2015 Category: Lacrosse Location: Smithtown Rob Pannell is one of the most decorated lacrosse players in Suffolk County, Long Island and American […]
February 8, 2018

Cassese, Kevin

Kevin Cassese Induction Year: 2009 Category: Lacrosse Location: Comsewogue Kevin Cassese played football and lacrosse at Comsewogue High School and excelled in both, winning many championships […]
February 7, 2018

Hart, Gerry

Gerry Hart Induction Year: 1997 Category: Hockey Location: Hauppauge Hart is a Canadian retired professional hockey player who played 730 games in the NHL with the […]
February 7, 2018

Gillies, Clark

Clark Gillies Induction Year: 1998 Category: Hockey Location: Dix Hills Did not attend school in Suffolk County but has been a resident of Dix Hills since […]
February 7, 2018

Ferraro, Peter

Peter Ferraro Induction Year: 2012 Category: Hockey Location: Port Jefferson Ferraro is a former NHL hockey player. He and his identical twin brother Chris became the […]