Mohammed Sabie
Mohammed Sabie
Year Inducted: 2007
Sports Played or Coached: Men's Soccer Coach, 1954

Mohammed Sabie, as a student at Florida Southern in the 1950s, was instrumental in organizing a men’s club soccer program. He coached and played on the team in 1954 and also played on the basketball team and men’s volleyball club team. Three years after Sabie organized the men’s soccer club team, it received full intercollegiate status and this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a varsity sport at FSC. Sabie graduated from Florida Southern in 1957 and took his soccer expertise to Kentucky, where he is credited with being one of the founding fathers of soccer in that state. He coached and taught for 38 years at Morehead State University in Kentucky and is a member of that school’s Hall of Fame. He also was a coach for the Iraqi Olympic soccer team for the 1968 games in Mexico City. He and his wife, Layla, have three children, all of whom graduated from Florida Southern, and live in Morehead, Ky., where he has professor emeritus status at Morehead State University.