Induction Year: 1998
Joe Romanosky coached at Southampton from 1960 to 1983 and earned a record of 342-84.
In a span of three years, beginning in 1967 and ending in 1970, they had 61 straight wins, a record that no other school in Suffolk or Nassau, public or private, has ever surpassed or even come close.
He was a second round draft pick for the Baltimore Colts in 1950 but decided to accept a teaching assignment in Angelica, NY where he taught high school Social Studies and coached football.
His Southampton High School Mariner Basketball Teams were legendary. They held many state and Long Island records including a 68 games winning streak that has yet to be equaled. The small Southampton High School regularly beat all of the larger teams on Long Island and won many Suffolk County Championships.