Inducted Year: 1993
Category: Football and Athletic Director
Mike Mckillop, the former Riverhead High School football coach and athletic director.
With 17 seasons as a coach, more than 10 years as athletic director and more than 40 years in the Riverhead Lions Club, Coach Mckillop touched the lives of literally thousands of people in Riverhead.
Mr. McKillop grew up in Riverhead, attended Riverhead schools and coached and taught at Riverhead schools. He was the Suffolk County shot-put champion in 1934, and was a scoring leader for two years in basketball. He then attended Ithaca (N.Y.) College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1942 and a master of science degree in 1947.
He joined the Army in 1942, attained the rank of captain and led a field artillery battery in the European Theater. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War ll Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation medal.