The University of Louisville has reportedly hired its 24th head football coach. Athletics Director Vince Tyra has reportedly picked Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield following a 22-day search. Louisville announce Satterfield at a press conference tomorrow 12/4 at 4:30 p.m.
Scott Satterfield has spent almost the entirety of his career in Boone, NC with Appalachian State starting in 1991 when he came to play Quarterback for the Mountaineers. Satterfield started 27 games during his playing career and as a senior completed an undefeated regular season that ended in the D1-AA Quarterfinals.
Satterfield was named the Wide Receivers coach at App State for the 1998 season, moved to coach the Running Backs from 1999-2002 before transitioning to coach the Quarterbacks from 2003-2008.
Then Scott left Boone, NC for the first time to coach the Quarterbacks for Toledo in 2009 and was quickly hired away by Mario Cristobal to assume playing calling duties as Florida International’s Offensive Coordinator for 2010-11. It was Satterfield calling the plays when FIU and TY Hilton shocked Louisville in Week 2 of the 2011 season.
Satterfield returns to call the plays at Appalachian State for the 2012 season as Offensive Coordinator and was named the Head Coach following legendary Mountaineer Head Coach Jerry Moore retired at the 2012 season’s conclusion.
As a head coach Scott Satterfield was the Appalachian’s State’s shepherd through the transition from FCS to FBS football from the 2013 to 2014 seasons. Satterfield is 51-24 as a head coach despite some lean years during that FCS and FBS transition, but starting with the program’s 2nd year in FBS Appalachian State is 40-11 with 4 bowl berths, 3-0 in those bowls (school is headed to the New Orleans Bowl to play Middle Tennessee State).
Appalachian State has an excellent football culture. After watching a handful of games over the course of his tenure there it was evident that Satterfield cares about his players, the program, the players care about each other and what happens to the program while they are there. There is a certain amount of pride within the program. Also, it’s clear that being physical & efficient is a staple of Scott Satterfield’s coaching. Here are some stat superlatives for Scott Satterfield Appalachian State teams in the last 4 seasons:
2017: 2nd in Sacks Allowed 0.62 per game
2015: 4th in Sacks Allowed 0.85 per game
2018: 6th in Scoring Defense 15.7 ppg
2018: 6th in Total Defense 279.3 ypg
2016: 9th in Scoring Defense 17.8 ppg
2018: 10th in Opponent 3rd Down %, 31.21%
2017: 11th in Turnover Margin +12
2015: 14th in Scoring Defense 19.1 ppg
2016: 16th in Opponent 3rd Down %, 33.15%
2016: 17th in Total Defense 329.7 ypg
2016: 17th in Sacks Allowed 1.23 per game
2017: 18th in Sacks 2.92 per game
2016: 18th in Turnover Margin +8
2015: 19th in Sacks 2.77 per game
2018: 20th in Scoring Offense 36.7 ppg
2017: 21st in Scoring Defense 20.2 ppg
2015: 22nd in Opponent 3rd Down %, 34.02%
2018: 22nd in Turnover Margin +7
2015: 23rd in Scoring Offense 36.7 ppg
2017: 23rd in Opponent 3rd Down %, 33.15%
2018: 26th in Sacks Allowed 1.5 per game
2015: 26th in Total Offense 467.3 ypg
2017: 29th in Total Defense 342.5 ypg
2017: 30th in Scoring Offense 33.5 ppg
2017: 31st in Total Offense 439.8 ypg
2018: 42nd in Total Offense 429.6 ypg
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