Sabato has been a part of the Bearcat staff since 2005. Along with his coaching duties, he holds the title of creative project specialist. He is responsible for graphic design, photography and social media with in the athletics department.
He coaches with the pole vaulters on track and field team and works with cross country as well. In 2011 Sabato coached Katie Mariman to a school record vault of 11’5.75”. He has also coached six of Willamette’s top ten female vaulters.
He attended Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his collegiate track and field career, Sabato competed in the sprints, long jump and pole vault.
Sabato runs the timing system for all home cross country and track & field meets. He is recognized as one of the top FinishLynx operators in the Northwest. Sabato was interviewed by the New York Times to help explain the unprecedented tie in the 2012 Olympic Trials women’s 100-meter dash.