In an effort to acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of numerous former student-athletes during the University's nearly 75 years of existence, Hofstra University announced during the summer of 2008 that a group of 20 past Pride athletes would have their jersey numbers during the 2008-09 academic year.

"The honoring of these 20 former student-athletes is a celebration of the outstanding history of Hofstra Athletics," commented then-Hofstra University Director of Athletics Jack Hayes.

The 20 retired numbers in 2008-09 gives Hofstra a total of 26 former student-athletes who have their numbers retired:

 
 
 
 
 
 

#3 Wayne Chrebet (Football)

 

#30 Stephanie Clarke (Women’s Lacrosse)

 

#10 Craig “Speedy” Claxton (Men’s Basketball)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

#14 Sue Gades (Volleyball)

 

 

 

Nick Gallo (Wrestling)

 

 

#14 Liz Irwin (Women’s Basketball)

 

#19 Stacy Jackson (Softball)

 

#33 Walter Kohanowich (Football)

 

 

#15 Dia LaBella (Women’s Basketball)

 
 
 

 
 

 

#4 Shellane Ogoshi (Volleyball)

 

 

#77 John Schmitt (Football)

 

#26 Doug Shanahan (Men’s Lacrosse)

 

#10 Jerry Simandl (Men’s Lacrosse)

 

#23 Alicia Smith (Softball)

#93 Bill Thieben (Men’s Basketball)

#9 Michael Todd (Men’s Soccer)

 

#22 Charles Jenkins (Men's Basketball)

 

 #18 Tiffany Yovino (Women's Soccer)

 

#20 Sue Weber (Women’s Soccer)

  

 

 #30 Shante Evans (Women's Basketball)