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Richard Speckmann

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2019


Nassau (N.Y.) Community College

Speckmann was inducted as a truly great coach. One of the most successful junior college coaches ever, he amassed a 477-158-1 record in 40 years at Nassau. He retired following the 2010 season with a career winning percentage of over 75 percent. Speckmann led Nassau to 20 NJCAA championships during his tenure, qualifying for the four-team finals in 39 of his 40 seasons. He coached over 200 NJCAA All-Americans during his career and had over 100 players move on to NCAA All-America status. Speckmann was the NJCAA’s national coach of the year six times (1975, 1978, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2008). He also served twice as president of the NJCAA Coaches Association.

A native of Oceanside, N.Y., Speckmann is a graduate of SUNY Cortland, where he lettered three times in both lacrosse and football. He has been inducted previously into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame, the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame, and the IMLCA Hall of Fame.