Lou Sahadi

Class of 1953

Lou Sahadi has written more than 25 sports focused books including a 2014 addition of 100 Things Clemson Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, published by Triumph books. Among his other books are Johnny Unitas: America’s Quarterback, Pro Football’s Gamebreakers, Steelers: Tears of the Decade, Miracle in Miami: The Miami Dolphins Story, andThe Long Pass, one of 250 books selected by Nixon Library. The Washington Post called Sahadi “the Super Bowl book king” for his series about Super Bowls XIII through XVI. Sahadi was an independent magazine publisher and served as the editor/publisher/director of Pro Football Monthly Magazine, Pro Football Scene, Pro Boxing Scene, Pro Hockey Scene, Pro Baseball Scene, Pro Basketball Scene, and Argosy, a Men’s Adventure and Exposé Chronicle. His article about Phil Rizzuto (May, 1993) was acclaimed by Larry King in his USA Today column and spearheaded Rizzuto’s induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame the next year. In November 2000, Sahadi wrote a treatment regarding the 20thanniversary of the Marshall University football plane crash, and it became a one-hour special on ESPN. He is a 1968 Distinguished Service Award winner form the Marshall University Alumni Association.