Induction Year: 1996
Category: Basketball, Coaches
Location: East Hampton
Legendary high school basketball coach at East Hampton High School, where be began coaching in 1960 and stayed through 2010. Petrie won 754 games in a 52-year career, 588 at East Hampton
He won 20 league titles, three county championships, and two state titles. He was also inducted to the New York State Hall of Fame, the East Hampton High School Hall of Fame, and the Rye Neck (he led it to two county championships in 1950 and ’51) Hall of Fame.
Petrie captained Seton Hall University’s team in 1956 and played in two N.I.T. tournaments.
The court at East Hampton High School was named in his honor in 2011.
He died in 2015 at the age of 82.