Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Officially Inducted

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Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Officially Inducted

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was formally inducted on May 10 at Watermill Caterers.

Congratulations to the following individuals and organizations:

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees are:

  • Stephen Bowen: Former NFL player from Half Hollow; works in operations for the NFL
  • Robert F. Burkley: Decorated track and field coach in Middle Country Schools from 1964-1998
  • Joe Dooley: Suffolk County football official for 39 years, rated No. 1 for 12 straight seasons
  • Cheryl Klein-Obelar: Record-setting shot/discus thrower at Bellport and University of Houston
  • Edward J. Morris: Former Executive Director of Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame from 2000-2017
  • Matt Ryan: Highly decorated U.S. Olympic Handball player from Miller Place
  • Harry Schneider: Decorated track and field coach in Middle Country Schools for 32 years
  • Shannon Smith: West Babylon native, Hofstra lax coach, All-American, Tewaaraton winner
  • Clem Stancik: Brentwood tennis coach; Winningest tennis coach in New York history
  • Hans Wiederkehr: Babylon football coach and longtime Suffolk football administrator
  • Special Recognition Award: Bay Shore Junior Fire Department Racing Team

 The Hall of Fame also debutED the Edward J. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award, of which Morris was the inaugural recipient.

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