Professional Sports

June 8, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Launches New Shop

NEW SHOP: We liked our Suffolk Sports HOF pop up shops so much we decided to make it permanent. The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has […]
May 20, 2021

Ronkokoma Rotary Hosts Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame

Thanks to the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club for having Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Chris Vaccaro as their guest speaker this morning! He spoke about […]
May 13, 2021

WATCH: Class of 20 and 21 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame ceremony for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 was held virtually via Facebook Live on May 12, 2021. […]
May 11, 2021

2020-2021 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Journal

Congratulations to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! This year’s induction ceremony is virtual and so is our program. […]
April 6, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Press Conference

Normally we’d have our inductee press conference in person at Watermill, but we did that virtually today on Zoom. Even on screens, the thoughtful commentary from […]
March 15, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Going Virtual

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 will be held virtually via Facebook Live on May 12 […]
February 21, 2021

Support Val James for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has formally nominated hockey legend Val James for induction to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. James is being inducted to […]
January 27, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is officially announcing its Class of 2021. Nine individuals have earned induction with enough votes granted by the selection committee. […]
January 15, 2021

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Partners with Art Guild

During some of the downtime during the pandemic, the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Art Guild Inc on an idea to help […]
June 30, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Postpones Induction Ceremony to 2021

The 2020 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been moved to May 12, 2021. The event will be held at Watermill in Smithtown, N.Y. […]
February 26, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Introduced

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2020 inductees in December, but had a formal introduction and photo opportunity for the honorees in […]
January 21, 2020

Boomer, Gio Talk Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Again on WFAN

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame found itself on the airwaves of WFAN again this week. Stemming from a discussion about the impending Baseball Hall of […]
January 17, 2020

Place Ad/Sponsor Logo in 2020 HOF Program

2020 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Program Covers $1,500.00 USDFull Page $800.00 USDHalf Page $550.00 USDBiz Card $300.00 USD
January 8, 2020

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2020

UPDATE: Due to recent events related to the international health crisis, the induction ceremony will now take place on October 1, 2020! The Suffolk Sports Hall […]
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 […]
February 7, 2018

Ferraro, Chris

Chris Ferraro Induction Year: 2012 Category: Hockey Location: Port Jefferson Chris Ferraro is an American retired ice hockey player who formerly played in the National Hockey League. Along with his twin […]
February 7, 2018

Schroy, Kenny

Kenny Schroy Induction Year: 2008 Category: Football Schroy is a former football player for the New York Jets. He grew up in Quakertown, Pa. and was […]
February 7, 2018

Schmitt, John

John Schmitt Induction Year: 1992 Category: Football Born in Brooklyn, Schmitt went to play football at Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey and was then offered […]
February 7, 2018

Nitti, John

John Nitti Induction Year: 2009 Category: Football A Long Island native, he attended Westbury High School where he played baseball in addition to football in the […]
February 7, 2018

Niland, John

John Niland Induction Year: 1997 Category: Football Location: Amityville John Niland, an Amityville native, is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles in an eleven-year […]
February 7, 2018

Michaels, Walt

Walt Michaels Induction Year: 1997 Category: Football Location: West Islip Michaels, who spent 34 years in professional football, lived in Suffolk while working for the Jets […]
February 7, 2018

Lyons, Marty

Marty Lyons Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football Lyons is a former professional football player who was a defensive tackle for eleven seasons during the 1970s and […]
February 7, 2018

Jiggets, Dan

Dan Jiggets Induction Year: 1990 Category: Football Location: Westhampton Beach Jiggetts was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in on Long Island when his parents moved there soon after […]
February 7, 2018

Franklin, Jamie

Jamie Franklin Induction Year: 1991 Category: Football Location: Brentwood A Brentwood alum, Jamie Franklin was a standout two-sport athlete, playing basketball and football for the Indians. […]
February 7, 2018

Fowler, Melvin, Jr.

Melvin Fowler Jr. Induction Year: 2009 Category: Football Location: Half Hollow Hills Fowler is a former football player who was an All-county and All-Long Island selection […]
February 7, 2018

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 […]
February 7, 2018

Elliott, John “Jumbo”

John “Jumbo” Elliott Induction Year: 1993 Category: Football Location: Sachem Played at Sachem and attended the University of Michigan. Elliott played 14 years as an offensive tackle in […]
February 7, 2018

Danowski, “Big Ed”

Ed “Big Ed” Danowski Induction Year: 1991 Category: Football Location: Riverhead Danowski played at Riverhead and attended Fordham University where he was a football All-American in […]
February 7, 2018

Burnett, Robert

Robert Burnett Induction Year: 2001 Category: Football Location: Newfield, Middle Country Rob Burnett played football at Newfield High School and graduated in 1985. He attended Syracuse […]
February 7, 2018

Brown, Gary Lee

Gary Lee Brown Induction Year: 2015 Category: Football Location: Brentwood Gary Lee Brown is a former NFL offensive lineman, who went to school in Brentwood and […]