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
May 23, 2021

Izzo, Larry

Larry Izzo Induction Year: 2020 Sport: Baseball Larry Izzo has been a Suffolk County high school basketball official for 50 years, but also made his mark […]
May 20, 2021

Herrmann, Mark

Mark Herrmann Induction Year: 2020 Location: Center Moriches Wing: Journalism / Media Mark Herrmann, the pride of Center Moriches,  joined Newsday in 1983 and was one […]
May 20, 2021

Eden, Ron

Ron Eden Induction Year: 2020 Location: Brentwood Sport: Soccer One of the winningest soccer coaches in New York State history, Ron Eden has won more than […]
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 19, 2021

Chadwick, Henry

Henry Chadwick Induction Year: 2020 Location: Sag Harbor Sport: Baseball The 2020 Historic Inductee is known as the “Father of Baseball” and called Sag Harbor his […]
May 19, 2021

DiStefano, Matthew “Dezy”

Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano Induction Year: 2020 Location: Sachem Sport: Volleyball   Sachem volleyball coach turned motivational speaker and cancer fighting advocate, Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano suffered from […]
May 18, 2021

Cole Jr., Rick

Rick Cole Jr. Induction year: 2020 Location: Oakdale Occupation: Athletic director Rick Cole Jr. is Vice President and Director of Athletics at Hofstra University with more […]
May 18, 2021

Cutinella, Thomas

Thomas Cutinella Induction Year: Class of 2020 Location: Shoreham-Wading River Sport: Football   Thomas Cutinella was a Shoreham-Wading River High School student who cared deeply for […]
May 17, 2021

Barnes Arico, Kim

Kim Barnes Arico Induction Year: 2020 Location: William Floyd Sport: Basketball William Floyd alumnus Kim Barnes Arico is the head women’s basketball coach at the University […]
May 17, 2021

Atkinson, Kenny

Kenny Atkinson Induction Year: 2020 Location: Northport Sport: Basketball Northport native Kenny Atkinson is an NBA coach. He was the head coach of the Nets, and […]
May 15, 2021

Agostinelli, Sal

Sal Agostinelli Induction Year: 2020 Location: Kings Park Sport: Baseball Sal Agostinelli of Kings Park, N.Y. has served many roles in professional baseball. He played in […]
May 15, 2021

Acompora, Louis J.

Louis J. Acompora Induction Year: 2020 Location: Northport Sport: Lacrosse Louis J. Acompora of Northport, N.Y. died on March 25, 2000 from a blow to his […]
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 21, 2021

Remembering Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bill Thieben

We are deeply saddened about the loss of Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Hofstra legend Bill Thieben. The 1991 inductee is a Sayville basketball legend, […]