- 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, BJU
- 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 SCDTSEA's* 2014 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 post contest, Mr. Sabbadino's student Jocelyn Brazeal won first place. Another of Mr. Sabbadino's students, Hannah Terrell, won second place.
*South Carolina Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association
**American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association