Assistant Varsity Softball Coach Selected for Softball Hall of Fame

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The Long Beach Public Schools are proud to congratulate assistant varsity softball coach and 1988 Long Beach High School graduate Heather McAdam-Pomilio for her selection into the New York State Softball Hall of Fame. She will be inducted this spring and was selected by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports from a pool of 40 candidates.

McAdam-Pomilio is the very first Long Beach High School alumnus to earn this prestigious distinction and her involvement in the softball program spans back decades. A four-sport athlete in high school, she participated in varsity level softball, volleyball, basketball and gymnastics and earned numerous achievements. 

Best known for her softball successes, McAdam-Pomilio was named All-Conference as a freshman and All-County during her sophomore, junior and senior years. For those three years, she also represented Long Island’s best athletes as one of the Daily News All Stars, a former annual list comparable to today’s Newsday’s Top 100. 

Her impressive performance on the field as an outfielder and pitcher earned McAdam-Pomilio the softball team’s MVP title for three consecutive years. She was named Co-MVP for volleyball. She graduated on a high note, having set the school’s batting average record of .600 as a senior.
McAdam-Pomilio attended Georgia Southern University and played Divison I softball. She returned to Long Beach multiple times throughout the years that followed and served as an assistant varsity softball coach. She helped lead the team to a State Championships win in 2001 and has overseen many other victories. 

“It’s nice being 30 years out and still considered a top player,” McAdam-Pomilio said. “It’s exciting that I’m the first inductee for Long Beach, and I think it opens the door for more of our players to have this honor in the future.”