Demling: Scott Satterfield to become next UofL head football coach

Demling: Scott Satterfield to become next UofL head football coach
Scott Satterfield

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The University of Louisville football team reportedly has a new head coach.

Sources confirmed to WAVE 3 News contributor Jody Demling Scott Satterfield will be named the UofL head football coach Tuesday.

Satterfield comes to Louisville after six years as the head coach of Appalachian State, where he also played.

The official announcement is expected to come on Tuesday, when the ULAA Board of Directors and Louisville Football have press conferences scheduled.

He led the Mountaineers to three straight conference titles and three bowl wins.

Satterfield’s 2016 team claimed the school’s first ever Sun Belt championship.

Under his leadership, Appalachian State became the first program in FBS history to win bowl games in each of its first three eligible seasons.

Prior to taking the head coaching job, Satterfield spent the first 11 years of his career as a position coach for the Mountaineers.

Satterfield emerged as a top candidate after former Cardinal Jeff Brohm decided to stay at Purdue, a decision he called “excruciating." He will replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired on November 11, leading to a weeks-long search for a replacement while interim head coach Lorenzo Ward led the Cards in their last two games of the 2018 season.

In between his jobs as assistant and head coach at App State, he spent one season as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Toledo (2009) and two as the offensive coordinator at Florida International (2010-11).

The Hillsborough, N.C. native also played quarterback at Appalachian State from 1991-95.

His full name is Fredric Scott Satterfield. He has a wife named Beth, two sons, Bryce and Isaac and a daughter named Alli.

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