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Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces its Class of 2024, which will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled for May 30 at Flowerfield in St. James.

“These individuals represent the very best of athletics in Suffolk County,” said Chris R. Vaccaro, President of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. “As usual, our committee has selected a wide range of people who have left their mark on athletics in our country. We’re looking forward to celebrating their legacies this spring.”

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INDUCTEE LIST

    • Bryan Collins: Sayville resident; college football coach at Post and Stony Brook
    • Dave Cohen: Commack native; College football coach at Wake Forest, Hofstra, Rutgers, and other schools
    • Jim & Barbara Cromarty: Islip and Riverhead race track owners 
    • Dr. Anthony Donatelli: Deer Park native; Doctor dedicated to sports medicine
    • Sonny Feinman: Islip youth sports advocate and leader
    • Leo Fishel: Babylon native and first Jewish pitcher in MLB history in 1899
    • Sean Frazier: Harborfields alum; longtime college athletic director currently at Northern Ilinois
    • Howard Gershberg: East Islip baseball coach who excelled at St. John’s and in MLB
    • Gregg Giannotti: WFAN sports talk host originally from Bellport
    • Danny Green: North Babylon native, NBA veteran and 3x NBA Champion
    • Louis Gregory: Sachem alum, sports agent, and manager & U.S. Customs & Border Protection veteran
    • Keith Hernandez: New York Mets legend and longtime Sag Harbor resident
    • Sue Johnson: Walt Whitman alum, Division I college basketball coach and All-Ivy hoops player at Yale
    • Bob Kersch: Veteran Section XI official with 50-plus years of service
    • Alyssa Leonard: Bay Shore native, All-American lacrosse player, pro lax player, and 2x NCAA Champion
    • Ann Liguori: Veteran golf journalist and broadcaster
    • Bob Panariello: Longtime AD and National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee
    • Dr. Frank Segretto: Doctor dedicated to sports medicine
    • Brian Spallina: Rocky Point native, Lacrosse legend, and inductee of the PLL Hall of Fame
    • Vera Truhlar: Longtime Connetquot women’s gymnastics coach and Section XI gymnastics coordinator
    • Chris Wingert: Babylon native, professional MLS player, Head of International Football at Roc Nation
    • Donald Yorie, Director of Suffolk County Police Department Police Athletic League
    • Islip Wolves Fire Department Drill/Racing Team: One of the winningest drill teams in NYS history

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame will share more information about our inductees in the coming months leading to the induction ceremony in May. Follow our social and digital channels to learn more.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are officially available here!

ABOUT SUFFOLK SPORTS HOF: The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit established in 1990 to honor outstanding people who have made substantial contributions to athletics in Suffolk County. The Hall of Fame has exhibits at Fairfield Properties Ballpark (home of the Long Island Ducks), the Town of Huntington Townhall, the Section XI offices in Farmingville, Long Island Sports and Rehabilitation in Holbrook, and Long Island MacArthur Airport. Learn more at SuffolkSportsHOF.com.

CONTACT: Chris R. Vaccaro I SuffolkHOF@gmail.com I Social: @SuffolkHOF