Inductee News

September 16, 2022

Hall of Famer Nick DeCillis Dies at 90

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is sad to report about the death of inductee Nick DeCillis. The longtime athletic administrator was 90. DeCillis, who was […]
September 1, 2022

Jim McGowan Inducted to NYSPSHAA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and longtime Bay Shore softball coach Jim McGowan on his induction to the New York State Public High School […]
July 31, 2022

ESPN Legend Linda Cohn Accepts HOF Plaque in LA

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris Vaccaro was in LA to present Linda Cohn with her 2022 HOF induction plaque. The Newfield High alum, who […]
July 15, 2022

Ralph Macchio has Karate Kid Reunion in Long Island Dojo

Ralph Macchio was back in the dojo with a very special historic connection thanks fellow Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Jerry Figgiani. Sensei Fumio Demura, 83, […]
July 12, 2022

Spallina, Apuzzo Win Gold with U.S. Women’s Lacrosse

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers Joe Spallina and Sam Apuzzo keep adding to their resumes. Spallina and Apuzzo each won gold with the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse […]
June 2, 2022

King Van Nostrand Wins World Record 43rd Title

King Van Nostrand, 87, a Babylon resident who was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 along with his family, became the leader […]
May 25, 2022

Joe Spallina Named America East Coach of the Year

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Stony Brook women’s lacrosse coach Joe Spallina earned his sixth America East Coach of the Year honor and first since […]
May 24, 2022

Dix Hills Arena Named in Honor of Clark Gillies

The ice rink in Dix Hills was named in honor of Clark Gillies in May 2022. Gillies, a longtime Huntington resident, was inducted to the Suffolk […]
March 13, 2022

Rick Mercurio Inducted to NILCA Hall of Fame

Sachem lacrosse coach Rick Mercurio, an inductee of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, was inducted into another hall for his coaching success. His latest honor […]
March 11, 2022

Marion Hollins Inducted to World Golf Hall of Fame

Already a Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductee, East Islip native Marion Hollins was a visionary long before her time in golf. Hollins received the ultimate […]