THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
Dan Sabock Named Special Teams Coordinator and Inside Linebackers Coach
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Football) – Florida Tech head coach Steve Englehart has selected Dan Sabock to be his special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach.
Both coached at Indiana State University before arriving at FIT. Sabock was the Sycamores’ linebackers coach in 2011. Englehart returned to his alma mater in 2010 and held the offensive coordinator role until he was hired in June 2011 by President Anthony J. Catanese to lead the Panther football program.
“Dan Sabock is a high energy coach that will bring even more passion to our already passionate staff,” Englehart said. “He knows what it takes to be a great college coach and works extremely hard to be successful. He has grown up around football as a coach’s son, so he knows what this profession is all about. Dan has a great knowledge of the special teams and linebackers and will prove to be a great recruiter.”
During Sabock’s one season with Indiana State, three of his linebackers were named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Team: Aaron Archie, Jacolby Washington and Ryan Roberts. Archie tied for 12th in NCAA Division I-AA with 122 tackles in 2011. His counterpart Washington was right behind him with 120 stops.
“I’m excited to be at Florida Tech for several reasons,” Sabock said. “It’s a school that’s just starting a football program. Everything we do is going to be built from the ground up, with our touch. The program has a phenomenal leader in Coach Englehart, who’s going to do everything the right way, the first-class way. I’m excited to work with such a great guy and an energetic guy.”
Sabock worked in player development for Rutgers University in 2010. He played football and graduated from Elmhurst College.
He comes from a football family. His father, Mike Sabock, was a graduate assistant at Penn State in 1983. He then coached for 24 seasons at Northern Illinois University before retiring after four seasons at Western Michigan University. His mom, Sandy Sabock, serves on the board of directors of the American Football Coaches Wives Association (AFCWA). His brother, Kevin Sabock, is a student coach at Northern Illinois.
“I pride myself on being the most energetic, upbeat, positive person around,” he said. “I want to make the people around me happier and better. If a kid scores, I’ll be the first one in the end zone high-fiving him and coaching with a ton of energy. I thoroughly enjoy the recruiting process and working with families to help them make the right decision for their son, which is why I am coaching at the college level.”