Driver Education Teacher of the Year (1980, 1985, and 1991)
Who's Who Among American Teachers (2005)
Safety Award, Safety Belts for South Carolina
Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp, Alabama
Emmett Hutto Award, SCDTSEA*
Lonnie Dunlap Award, SCDTSEA*
Newsletter Editor, SCDTSEA*
Achiever of the Year, SCDTSEA*
Outstanding Education and Service, SCDTSEA*
Dedicated to Christ and Christian Education, Bob Jones University
Bishop/Seals Award, Southeast Region ADTSEA* (2011)
In 2012, three of Mr. Sabb's students: Amanda Sweeting, Lauren McClellan, and Katherine West took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively in the SC Operation Lifesaver Railroad Safety poster contest.
Two of Mr. Sabbadino's students placed in the 2013 South Carolina Student Drinking and Driving Poster Contest. Desire'e Wood took first place, and Sarah Anderson took second.
In the 2014 SCDTSEA* Seat-Belt poster contest, Mr. Sabbadino's students Daniel Smitley and Elizabeth West won 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Traffic Safety Leadership of the Year Award, SCDTSEA* (2014)
SCDTSEA* President's award, 2014-15
In the 2015 SCDTSEA* Seat-Belt poster contest, the first, second, and third place winners were from Mr. Sabbadino's school. Judah Smith took first place, Kylie Watts took second, and Joseph Calamia took third.
Commercial Driver Teacher of the Year, SCDTSEA* (2015)
In the 2016 SCDTSEA* Distracted Driving poster contest, the first and second place winners were from Mr. Sabbadino's school. Hannah Lovegrove took first place, and Sneh George took second place.
In the 2017 SCDTSEA* Driving Attitudes poster contest, all three winners were from Mr. Sabbadino's school. Emily Smith took first place, Leah Buffalino took second place, and Emma Fordham took third place.
In the 2018 SCDTSEA* Seatbelt poster contest, Mr. Sabbadino's student Jocelyn Brazeal won first place. Another of Mr. Sabbadino's students, Hannah Terrell, won second place.
In the 2019 SCDTSEA* Seatbelt poster contest, Mr. Sabbadino's student Claire Swartz won first place.
In the 2020 SCDTSEA* poster contest, Mr. Sabbadino's students Owen Nigh and Sophia Gray placed first and second respectively.
Harry Stille Award for Years of Outstanding Contributions and Distinguished Service to our Profession, SCDTSEA* (2020)
In the 2021 SCDTSEA* poster contest, Mr. Sabbadino's students Matthew Troyer, Bethany Poteat, and Daniel Wokaty placed first, second, and third respectively.
Lifetime Service in Driver & Traffic Safety Education Award, SCDTSEA* (2021)
In the 2022 SCDTSEA* poster contest, Mr. Sabbadino's students Elle Gafken, Jonathan Lovegrove, and Elora Talbott placed first, second, and third respectively.