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Matt DiStefano, Class of 2020 Inductee, Passes

Matt DiStefano, an inductee for the upcoming Class of 2020 induction of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, has passed away after battling a rare form of kidney cancer. He was 41.

Sachem volleyball coach and hall of famer turned motivational speaker and cancer fighting advocate, “Dezy” used every moment he had left to preach positive values and help other cancer fighters through his new organization the “Dezy Strong Foundation.”

This Special Recognition inductee dedicated his life to teaching and coaching and then fighting his ultimate battle in the most selfless way possible.

He is an inductee of the Sachem Athletic Hall of Fame and was a volleyball coach at Sachem North.