Track & Field

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 […]
October 26, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Markers Recognized by SABR

All three of the historic markers placed by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame have been recognized by the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Landmarks […]
October 18, 2022

Port Jeff Sports History Class Files Hall of Fame Research Project

Through an educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School, students conducted research assignments on Hall of Fame inductees. Students […]
October 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOFer Buzz Deschamps Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps was the latest guest speaker as part of the Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
February 15, 2018

Kruckel, Gloria

Gloria Kruckel Induction Year: 2003 Category: Field hockey, Basketball, Softball and Track Location: Seton Hall From 1962 thru 1974 Gloria Kruckel coached field hockey, basketball, softball […]
February 8, 2018

Simmons, Dick

Dick Simmons Category: Coaches, Track & Field Location: Brentwood Induction Year: 2000 Dick Simmons’ began his career in track and field in Westbury. After graduating in […]
February 8, 2018

Gilhooley, James

James Gilhooley Induction Year: 1992 Category: Track & Field & Coaches Location: Riverhead James Gilhooley coached at Riverhead from 1950 to 1976 and won two state […]
February 8, 2018

Benjamin, Frank

Frank Benjamin Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track & Field, Basketball, Athletic Director Location: Port Jefferson Frank Benjamin coached at Port Jefferson from 1935 to 1968. He […]
February 8, 2018

Borbet, Steve

Steve Borbet Induction Year: 2017 Category: Track and Field Location: Bay Shore Borbet has been the head girls’ track and field coach at Bay Shore High […]
February 8, 2018

Schwab, Harold

Harold Schwab Induction Year: 1993 Category: Track & Field Location: Centereach Harold Schwab attended Centereach High School and then University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1976. […]
February 8, 2018

Reinertsen, Sarah

 Sarah Reinertsen Induction Year: 1991 Category: Track & Field Location: Huntington Reinertsen is a physically-challenged athlete who was a student at Huntington High School when she […]
February 8, 2018

Petersen, Pat

Pat Petersen Inducted Year: 1994 Category: Cross Country and Track Location: Islip Named to All County 3 times in cross country and track.  Attended SUNY Farmingdale […]
February 8, 2018

Oerter, Al

Al Oerter Induction Year: 1990 Category: Track & Field Location: West Islip Al Oerter was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was […]
February 8, 2018

Oehler, Dennis

Dennis Oehler Induction Year: 2000 Category: Track & Field Location: Deer Park Dennis Oehler is a paralympic athlete from the United States competing mainly in category PS4 pentathlon and TS2 sprint events. He […]
February 8, 2018

Gregorek, John

John Gregorek Induction Year: 2015 Category: Track & Field Location: St. Anthony’s John Gregorek was a two-time USA Olympian in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 1980 and […]
February 8, 2018

Gentile, Christine

Christine Gentile Induction Year: 2007 Category: Track & Field Location: Babylon Christine Gentile ran track and cross country at Babylon High School from 1983 to 1988. During […]
February 8, 2018

Famiglietti, Anthony

Anthony Famiglietti Induction Year: 2012 Category: Track & Field Location: Patchogue-Medford  A Former track & field star at Patchogue-Medford High School, he who went on to […]
February 8, 2018

Dietz, Tom

Tom Dietz Induction Year: 2002 Category: Track & Field Location: Bay Shore & Newfield Dietz is a graduate of Newfield High School who has participated in […]
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 […]