Erickson, Joe

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Erickson, Joe

Joe Erickson

Induction Year: 1999

Category: Football

Location: Bay Shore

Born and raised in Bay Shore, he was a member of the Class of  1942 and was an outstanding athlete before moving on to coaching.

As a junior in high school he was a Suffolk County champion in the shot put and a member of Bay Shore’s 880 relay team. He was all-county and a captain in football that season and also wrestled in the county championships.

He played football at both Wake Forrest and Elon College before coming back to teach and coach in Bay Shore.

In 1958 he became the head football coach at Bay Shore where he had five undefeated-untied teams, seven league championships and 19 consecutive winning seasons. His final career record was 134-55-18.