Track & Field

February 7, 2024

Patchogue’s Forty Thieves Adds 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! […]
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 30, 2023

Ellerbe, Dawn

Dawn Ellerbe Induction Year: 2023 Location: Central Islip Category: Track and field, Olympian and Athletic Director A Central Islip native, Dawn Ellerbe specialized in the hammer […]
June 7, 2021

Reilly, Joe

Joe Reilly Induction Year: 2021 Location: Longwood Sport: Track & Field Longwood track and field coach and one of the winningest coaches in Long Island and […]
June 4, 2021

Givens, Randy

Randy Givens Induction Year: 2021 Location: Amityville Sport: Track & Field Amityville High and Florida State University track star who is an Olympian and an NCAA […]
May 30, 2021

Szymanski, Bob

Bob Szymanski Induction Year: 2020 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Sport: Track & Field and XC A longtime Shoreham-Wading River track and field and cross country coach, Bob […]
May 24, 2021

Koretzki, Paul

Paul Koretzki Induction Year: 2020 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Sport: Track & Field and XC A longtime Shoreham-Wading River track and field and cross country coach, Paul […]
October 8, 2019

Peterson, Patrick

Patrick Peterson Induction Year: 1994 Category: Running Location: Islip Pat Petersen, also a member of the Farmingdale State Athletic Hall of Fame who had three top-four […]
June 18, 2019

Beigel, Scott

Scott J. Beigel Induction Year: 2019 Category: Track & Field, Coaching and Special Recognition Location: Half Hollow Hills Scott J. Beigel, a Dix Hills native, died […]
May 17, 2018

Schneider, Harry

Harry Schneider Induction Year: 2018 Category: Track & Field Location: Middle Country Harry Schneider taught physical education in the Middle Country School District for 32 years. […]
May 15, 2018

Klein-Obelar, Cheryl

Cheryl Klein-Obelar Induction Year: 2018 Category: Track & Field Location: Bellport Cheryl Klein competed at Bellport High School and the University of Houston. She won four […]
May 15, 2018

Burkley, Robert

Robert F. Burkley Induction Year: 2018 Category: Track & Field Location: Middle Country Bob Burkley was the varsity track and field coach at Newfield High School […]
April 20, 2018

Flippen, Greg

Greg Flippen Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track and Field Location: Riverhead Greg Flippen attended Riverhead High School and set the New York State long jump record […]
March 2, 2018

Nicosia-Detlefsen, Linda

Linda Nicosia-Detlefsen Induction Year: 2017 Category: Track & Field Location: Sachem Linda attended Sachem High School and graduated in 1980. She was the first female in […]
March 2, 2018

Michta-Coffey, Maria

Maria Michta-Coffey Induction Year: 2016 Category: Track & Field Location: Sachem In her high school days at Sachem and her college days at C.W. Post, she […]
February 15, 2018

Vignato, Joe

Joe Vignato Category: Coaches, Basketball, Track, XC and Soccer Location: Bayport-Blue Point Induction Year: 1992 Joe Vignato excelled in sports throughout his entire career. Throughout his […]
February 15, 2018

Muir, Robert

Robert Muir Induction Year: 1991 Category: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Track Location: Mattituck Bob Muir coached soccer, basketball, baseball and track at Mattituck High School for […]