​From the Committee:

​Welcome to the Suffield Athletic Hall Of Fame Web Site
​​​Starting with our inception in 2002, we have held Induction Dinners to honor Induction Classes ranging in size from 5 to 12 people and 1 team.  As you read the biographies of individual and team inductees included on this site, it will be clear why they have earned the Hall of Fame designation and what they have contributed to Suffield athletic history. Operating on a philosophy of maximum inclusion, the Committee starts the process by asking the public to nominate people who meet certain basic requirements:

  • have a clearly defined athletic link to Suffield
  • be out of high school at least 5 years
  • have been involved in competitive athletics as a player, coach ,working professional, and/or volunteer
  • have made a significant recognizable positive impact in his/her field and/or level of participation
  • have displayed integrity and good character

Over the years we’ve received more than 200 nominations for consideration. Each year the Selection Sub-committee reviews the entire slate of nominees and narrows down the candidate list to 10-15 finalists. The finalists are voted upon by the full HOF Committee, and individuals or teams from this group receiving a two-thirds majority of those present and voting are elected to the Hall of Fame. As you might imagine, it is a difficult task to establish the group of finalists from so many deserving candidates. Those not selected for the Hall of Fame in a given year are held on file and are automatically considered when the next election is held.


Nomination forms can be downloaded here: 









 The Suffield Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce this year's induction class, which features the following six individuals and one team:

Taylor Bartini,  a soccer, basketball, and softball star at SHS who went on to play soccer at Providence College.
Walter Beck, a highly successful swimming coach for many years at SHS.
Chloe McKay, the all time leading scorer for girls soccer at SHS who went on to play at Indiana University
Kelly Patterson, an outstanding  soccer, basketball, and softball player and coach at Suffield Academy
Paul Sanderson, a nationally recognized soccer coach at Suffield Academy.
Joe Simonoko, a standout soccer, basketball, and baseball player at SHS who went on to play baseball at UConn.
The 1960 Boy's State Champion Soccer Team.

The induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 6pm at Suffield High School.

Please contact the Suffield Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at   info@sahof.org for more details.


SAHOF Nomination Form (PDF Format)
SAHOF Nomination Form (MS Word Format)