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 395

Congratulations to the current Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, who have made major contributions to professional and amateur athletics.

As of 2023, there are 395 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
May 30, 2023

Ellerbe, Dawn

Dawn Ellerbe Induction Year: 2023 Location: Central Islip Category: Track and field, Olympian and Athletic Director A Central Islip native, Dawn Ellerbe specialized in the hammer […]
May 28, 2023

Donnelly, Joe

Joe Donnelly Induction Year: 2023 Location: Huntington Category: Journalism, Baseball and Officials Initially, a general assignment reporter at the World-Telegram & Sun, Joseph T. Donnelly became […]
May 27, 2023

Bowler, Mike

Mike Bowler Induction Year: 2023 Location: Rocky Point Category: Lacrosse and Coaching Mike Bowler was the head coach of Rocky Point Lacrosse for 48 years. He […]
May 25, 2023

Athenas Angel

Angel Athenas Induction Year: 2023 Location: West Islip Category: Special Olympics and Weightlifting  Angel Athenas is one of the top powerlifters in America and holds every […]
May 24, 2023

Adams, Carl

Carl Adams Induction Year: 2023 Sport: Wrestling Location: Brentwood Brentwood’s first New York State wrestling champion in 1968, Carl Adams had a lifetime of success on […]
May 23, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Honored with Induction

The 2023 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame induction class was honored on May 18, 2023 at East Wind in Wading River, N.Y. Congrats to all honorees! […]
May 14, 2023

Suffolk HOFer Gerry Hart Dies at 75

One of the original New York Islanders defensemen, Gerry Hart called Suffolk County home. He impacted this region as the founding owner of The Rinx in […]
May 9, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bob Herzog Speaks at Sports History Class

Longtime Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog was the latest guest speaker in the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port Jefferson High School’s […]
May 8, 2023

Joe Spallina Grabs First CAA Coach of Year Honors

No stranger to conference coach of the year honors, Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and Stony Brook women’s lacrosse coach Joe Spallina earned his first in […]
May 3, 2023

Vaccaro Unveils Kirwan HOF Induction on Sirius XM NFL Radio

Thanks to Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan for having Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame President Chris R. Vaccaro on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Movin’ the Chains. Click […]
April 29, 2023

Rick Cole Jr. Speaks at Port Jeff Sports History Class

Hofstra Athletic Director Rick Cole Jr. was the latest guest speaker as part of the educational partnership between the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame and Port […]
April 24, 2023

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Bernie Wyatt Dies at 84

Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer, Amityville legend and longtime college football coach Bernie Wyatt died on April 1. He was 84. Wyatt played at Amityville and […]
April 22, 2023

Keith Osik Reaches 400 Wins with Farmingdale State

Congratulations to Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer and former Major Leaguer Keith Osik on reaching 400 career wins at Farmingdale State!
March 31, 2023

Buzz Deschamps Honored with Emile Francis Award

Long Island Ducks legend and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps garnered the latest honor in his illustrious hockey career when he was presented the […]
March 26, 2023

Carl Johnson Inducted into NYS Basketball Hall

Legendary Bridgehampton basketball coach Carl Johnson received the latest accolade in his career when he was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame […]