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November 5, 2022

Jeff Ruland Speaks at Port Jeff Sports History Class

By the time Jeff Ruland was done showing videos of him shutting down Michael Jordan and explaining his journey to the NBA, he was signing autographs […]
October 26, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Historic Markers Recognized by SABR

All three of the historic markers placed by the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame have been recognized by the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Landmarks […]
October 18, 2022

Port Jeff Sports History Class Files Hall of Fame Research Project

Through an educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School, students conducted research assignments on Hall of Fame inductees. Students […]
October 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOFer Buzz Deschamps Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps was the latest guest speaker as part of the Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
October 8, 2022

Historian Fabio Montella Speaks with Port Jeff Sports History Class

Local sports historian, professor and researcher Fabio Montella guest lectured as part of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s […]
October 1, 2022

Chris Fallica Joins Port Jeff Sports History Class

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Chris Fallica guest lectured as part of our educational partnership with Port Jefferson High School’s sports history class. Fallica, who was […]
September 27, 2022

Suffolk Sports HOFer Joe Maniaci Dies at 75

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is saddened by the passing of Class of 2009 inductee Joe Maniaci. Before beginning his coaching career,  Maniaci was an […]
September 22, 2022

Waldbauer Way Named at Suffolk PAL Complex

George Waldbauer lived a life of service and dedication to Suffolk County. The Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and founding board member has been the executive […]
September 19, 2022

Bay Shore Press Box Named in Honor of Joe Erickson

Joe Erickson is a Bay Shore legend. The Class of 1942 graduate was a three-sport athlete and later coached his alma mater to great success. He […]
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 9, 2022

Suffolk HOF President Chris Vaccaro Speaks with Port Jefferson HS Class

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame kicked off its partnership with Port Jefferson High School on Friday, September 9 when Hall of Fame president Chris Vaccaro […]
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 13, 2022

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School Partner on Educational Program

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School have partnered on an educational program to teach students about local sports history and provide […]