John P. Sabo
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
South Bend, Indiana
DiedApril 26, 1958(1958-04-26) (aged 57–58)
East Cleveland, Ohio
Playing career
Position(s)End (football)
Head coaching record
Overall55–48 (basketball)

John Philip Sabo (1900 – April 26, 1958) was an American football and basketball coach. He was a football player at the University of Illinois in 1918 and 1920. He returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach in both football and basketball.[1] Sabo served as the head men basketball coach at the University of Rochester from 1922 to 1923.[2] In 1934, he became the head basketball coach at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, a position he held for six seasons.[3] He also served as Vermont's head football coach from 1935 to 1939. He rounded out his career as an assistant football coach at Yale University.[4]

Head Coaching RecordEdit


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rochester (N/A) (1922–1923)
1922–23 Rochester 5–14 N/A
Rochester: 5–14 (.263)
Vermont (N/A) (1934–1940)
1934–35 Vermont 8–5 N/A
1935–36 Vermont 7–6 N/A
1936–37 Vermont 10–4 N/A
1937–38 Vermont 10–4 N/A
1938–39 Vermont 10–5 N/A
1939–40 Vermont 5–10 N/A
Vermont: 50–34 (.595)
Total: 55–48 (.534)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion


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