Star Staff Reports
St. Benedict Athletic Director Caleb Marcum announced last Thursday that Rob Sabau has accepted the position as head coach of the SBA Boys’ Basketball Team.
Sabau also joins the teaching staff in the Social Studies Department at the school. Marcum said, “Coach Sabau comes to SBA with many successful years of experience in both the college and high school setting. We are extremely excited about having him join our staff. His philosophy of hard work and integrity fits with our program and we know the young men under his tutelage will benefit from his expertise.”
Since 2009, Coach Sabau has been coaching at Millington Central High School.
In his first year at Millington he led the Freshman Boys team to their first Shelby County Tournament Title.
For the last six years he has been the Varsity Head Coach.
In his first two seasons as head coach his teams doubled the win-total from the previous year. In the last three years Millington has graduated 19 players from the program. All 19 have gone on to college with seven playing college basketball.
Prior to teaching at Millington Central, Sabau spent two years as an administrator and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Lausanne Collegiate School.
During his second season at Lausanne his team posted a 22-8 record and advanced to the semi-finals of the TSSAA Division II State Tournament. Three Lausanne players went on to play Division I college basketball.
Sabau also spent five years (2003-07) as an assistant basketball coach at Rhodes College.
He played collegiately at Millsaps College.
SBA principal Sondra Morris said, “Coach Sabau’s combination of experience as a coach and an educator on both the high school and collegiate level are impressive. He has experienced success at all levels and educational settings. We are grateful to have him join our staff, both as a coach and teacher.”