Amityville Union Free School District is proud to announce that Reynold Hawkins, track and field coach for Amityville High School, was recently named as a member of the inaugural class of inductees of the Suffolk Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
“It is such a joy for our community that Coach Hawkins is being recognized for his success during his career as a track and field coach,” said Dr. Edward Fale, Interim Superintendent of Schools of the Amityville Union Free School District. “Our District is proud to have Reynolds as a coach and also as a wonderful mentor for our students.”
Coach Hawkins, who graduated from Amityville Memorial High School, has been a coach for 24 years. Mr. Hawkins obtained his B.S. in criminal justice and sociology from Florida A&M University. He also holds a master’s degree in social work from Stony Brook University. Prior to becoming head coach for Amityville High School track and field in 1996, Mr. Hawkins served as a certified substance abuse counselor for the Town of Islip for six years, a security police officer for the United States Air Force for three and a half years and a police officer for the Tallahassee Police Department for two years.
“This recognition was truly a surprise and deeply appreciated, and I know it means a great deal to the Amityville community. I’ve been fortunate to be able to coach athletes who I believe are some of the most talented and dedicated on Long Island and in New York State,” said Coach Hawkins.
During Mr. Hawkins tenure as Amityville track coach for the past 24 years, he has won six winter league titles, four county titles and was named Suffolk County Coach of the Year four times for winter track. Coach Hawkins’ spring track teams have won 13 divisional titles, 16 league titles, and Coach Hawkins has been named Suffolk County Coach of the Year 10 times and Newsday Coach of the Year twice for his spring track coaching.