Al Sciangula ( Umpire )





Elected : USSSA New York Hall Of Fame in 2011
Inducted : March 2012, Islandia, NY

Al was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, where he now resides.  He developed a passion for baseball at a very young age and began playing little league when he was 8 years old.  His love of the game continued throughout high school and beyond, when he began playing in the town of Brookhaven’s adult softball program.  While playing for the town, Al developed an interest in umpiring.  In 1986, he became a USSSA umpire.  Al fine-tuned his skills, in his first few years, in preparation for umpiring at a higher level. 

During his 26 years of officiating, he has umpired in a number of State and NIT tournaments.  His umpiring ability was acknowledged in 2003 when he was awarded Umpire of the Year in the town of Brookhaven.  He was instrumental in starting the town of Brookhaven youth fast pitch program, and has conducted several fast pitch umpiring clinics.  Al has also been involved in coaching little league baseball and fast pitch softball since 1990.  Al has coached at many levels and was named the head softball coach at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue in 2005.  He was selected Skyline Conference Coach of the Year on two different occasions.                                             

His teams have also made two NCAA  tournament appearances.  In 2008 his team was nationally ranked #18 in the nation.  Al presently works in law enforcement on Long Island.  He has two daughters, Kristine and Denise, who both live and work in Suffolk County.