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
March 2, 2018

Combs, Tom

Tom Combs Induction Year: 2016 Category: Athletic Director and Football Location: Smithtown, Harborfields and Patchogue-Medford Before starting his coaching career, Tom Combs was an outstanding athlete […]
March 2, 2018

Cimini, Rich

Rich Cimini Induction Year: 2016 Specialty: Journalism / Media Location: Sachem Rich Cimini started his career in journalism as the editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper […]
March 2, 2018

Byers, Jill

Jill Byers Induction Year: 2016 Category: Lacrosse Location: Northport Jill Byers graduated from Northport High School in 2005, where she played three sports: soccer, basketball and […]
February 15, 2018

Vayianos, Cathy

Cathy Vayianos Induction Year: 2007 Category: Tennis, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball Location: Half Hollow Hills Cathy Vayianos coached girls’ varsity tennis, basketball, softball and volleyball and boys’ […]
February 15, 2018

Varone, Carl

Carl Varone Induction Year: 1999 Category: XC, Basketball, Baseball Location: Sayville and Brentwood Coached cross country, basketball and baseball at Sayville High School from 1962 to 1981 (varies […]
February 15, 2018

Patrovich, Joe

Joe Patrovich Induction Year: 2010 Category: Wrestling and Football Location: Islip Joe Patrovich as coached football and wrestling in Suffolk County and serves as the head […]
February 15, 2018

Kruckel, Gloria

Gloria Kruckel Induction Year: 2003 Category: Field hockey, Basketball, Softball and Track Location: Seton Hall From 1962 thru 1974 Gloria Kruckel coached field hockey, basketball, softball […]
February 15, 2018

Heckman, Howie

Howie Heckman Induction Year: 2000 Category: Baseball and Soccer, Basketball, Softball Location: Center Moriches Howie Heckman coached boys varsity baseball and soccer at  Center Moriches High […]
February 12, 2018

Suffolk Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame has officially announced its Class of 2018 and inductees will be honored in a ceremony on May 10 at Watermill […]
February 12, 2018

New Logo for Suffolk Hall of Fame

We’re very excited to debut our new Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame logo. Adding a silhouette of Suffolk County and a lit torch, the new logo […]
February 8, 2018

Tiso, Theresa

Theresa Tiso Induction Year: 2002 Category: Volleyball Location: Stony Brook Theresa coached at Stony Brook University for 19 years and retired in 2000. Her record was […]
February 8, 2018

Mahoney, Jack

Jack Mahoney Induction Year: 2004 Category: Wrestling Location: Sachem (coach) and Lindenhurst (alum) Jack Mahoney was the boys varsity wrestling coach at Sachem H.S. from 1972 until […]
February 8, 2018

Russo, Joe

Joe Russo Induction Year: 2012 Category: Wrestling Location: Lindenhurst Former outstanding wrestler at Lindenhurst High School, he went on to become the head wrestling coach there […]
February 8, 2018

Brodmerkel, Paul

Paul Brodmerkel Induction Year: 2013 Category: Wrestling Location: Lindenhurst Brodmerkel is a former star wrestler at Lindenhurst High School (1964-67) and Lock Haven University (1968-71). He […]
February 8, 2018

Simmons, Dick

Dick Simmons Category: Coaches, Track & Field Location: Brentwood Induction Year: 2000 Dick Simmons’ began his career in track and field in Westbury. After graduating in […]