Hempstead, NY – Steve Zimmer, a veteran NFL officer and first quarterback at Pride in 1972 and 1973, will enter the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, the organization announced Monday. Zimmer graduated from Hofstra in 1974 and graduated in law from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1977.
The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be honored at an event on May 18 in Wading River, New York, East Wind. As for the latest rise of COVID-19, the Hall of Fame has yet to sell tickets for the event and will be monitoring the situation in the coming weeks.
Zimmer, also a Long Island lawyer, is serving his 23rd season as an NFL officer, mostly working as a field judge. He has played 354 games in his career, 19 playoffs and two Super Bowls (XL and LIII).
Zimmer completed 57% of his passes (146-254) in 1,540 and 14 touchdowns as a senior in 1973 for 8-3 for Pride. As a juvenile in 1972, an injury limited Zimmer’s season to five games, in which he led the team with 442 yards and two touchdowns.
The members of the 2022 Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame are:
- Sam Apuzzo: Born in West Babylon, Tewaaraton Award winner and All-American Boston College assistant coach
- Charlie Bunger, historical access: A pioneer of Babylonian surfing and a well-known legend in the Bunger Surf Shop
- Linda Cohn: ESPN announcer and longtime host of SportsCenter at Newfield High School
- John Daly: 3x Olympic skeleton race from Smithtown
- Olivia Galati: A prolific softball player at St. John the Baptist and Hofstra University, where his number is retired
- Chris Fallica: ESPN producer is best known for his work at Westhampton Beach College GameDay
- Keri Farley: Outstanding U.S. National Handball, Cornell Basketball Record and Member of Sachem Athletic
- Myles Jones: American lacrosse player and champion at Duke and all Lacrosse Premier League stars at Walt Whitman High School
- Paul Longo: The most successful high school football coach in Suffolk County is William Floyd High School
- Kevin Harrington: John Glenn High School Girls Volleyball Coach, New York State High School Girls Volleyball Coach Winning
- Billy Koch: Closer to the former major league, with 163 career saves; In 2002 he was named Pitcher of the American League Relay Pitcher with Oakland Athletic
- Ralph Macchio, special recognition: A Sinai mountain resident and culturally significant icon for his work with the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai in martial arts
- Tina Moon: One of the most successful field hockey coaches in Suffolk County history is an American player at Sachem High School and Centereach and UConn.
- Joe Pellicane: Deer Park Neighbor and Longtime University Hoops Coach with more than 540 wins; Current women’s coach at Molloy College
- AJ Preller: President of Baseball Operation and Director General of Walt Whitman High School San Diego Padres
- John and Allison Pfeffer: Former Bay Shore High School coaches in various sports, including lacrosse and gymnastics
- Matt Bost: Former Stony Brook University baseball coach with more than 870 wins and a trip to the College World Series
- Kia Wright: Long Island girls from Copiague High School have one of the highest scores and St. Member of John’s University Hall of Fame for his outstanding college career.
- Darrel Young: Former NFL runner-up with Redskins, current player personnel manager with Amityville High School Steelers
- Steve Zimmer: A neighbor of Smithton, a veteran NFL referee, including many games like the Super Bowl