The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit established in 1990 to honor outstanding people, living or deceased, who gained prominence and have made substantial contributions in the fields of professional and amateur sports on behalf of themselves and Suffolk County. The Hall of Fame has exhibits at Fairfield Properties Ballpark, (home of the Long Island Ducks), Town of Huntington Townhall, the Section XI offices in Farmingville, Long Island Sports and Rehabilitation in Holbrook and Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame: Club 369


Congratulations to the current Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, who have made major contributions to professional and amateur athletics.

As of 2022, there are 369 inductees across multiple categories.

We are in the process of updating our website and building out individual profile pages of all inductees, so check in frequently for more multimedia, information and highlights!


Full list of SSHOF Inductees
March 21, 2018

Golf Tournament Honorees

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame honors a person of the year at its annual golf outing. 2005: Joe Caracappa, Suffolk County Legislator 2006: Bill Lindsay, […]
March 2, 2018

Blieberg, Pete

Peter Blieberg Induction Year: 2017 Category: Athletic Director and Football Location: Kings Park, East Islip and Sachem Pete Blieberg was a longtime athletic director at Kings […]
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

Pacella, John

John Pacella Induction Year: 2017 Category: Baseball Location: Connetquot John Pacella attended Connetquot High School where he pitched for the baseball team with a record of […]
March 2, 2018

Ziegler, Brent

Brent Ziegler Induction Year: 2017 Category: Football Location: West Islip Brent Ziegler is a graduate of West Islip High School where he played football and lacrosse. In […]
March 2, 2018

Searage, Ray

Ray Searage Induction Year: 2017 Category: Baseball Location: Deer Park Searage got his start as a baseball player at Deer Park High School and went on […]
March 2, 2018

Dromerhauser-Velardo, Karen

Karen Dromerhauser-Velardo Induction Year: 2017 Category: Softball Location: Bay Shore She played softball at Bay Shore Hig School from 1992 to 1995.  According to her coach, […]
March 2, 2018

Edward J. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award

Created in 2018, the Edward J. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award is meant to honor someone who has spent literally a lifetime making a positive impact in […]
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 […]
March 2, 2018

Romeo, Frank

Frank Romeo Induction Year: 2016 Category: Basketball, Coach Location: Comsewogue Frank Romeo’s coaching career began after graduating from Alfred University when he became the Freshman Basketball […]
March 2, 2018

Ramaswamy, Isaac

Isaac Ramaswamy Induction Year: 2016 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem Isaac Ramaswamt was an outstanding wrestler at Sachem High School before starting his coaching career shortly after […]
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 […]
March 2, 2018

Gentile, Laura

Laura Gentile Induction Year: 2016 Category: Journalism / Media Location: Sachem Laura Gentile is a former three-sport athlete at Sachem High School, where she excelled in […]
March 2, 2018

Downey, Chuck

Chuck Downey Induction Year: 2016 Category: Football Location: Deer Park After a successful career in three sports -football, wrestling and lacrosse – at Deer Park High […]