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CINCINNATI- University of Cincinnati athletic director John Cunningham announced Monday that Scott Satterfield will be the 43rd football coach at Cincinnati.
Satterfield is 76-48 (.612) in 10 years as a head coach at Louisville and Appalachia State, holding a winning mark in seven seasons in addition to a 4-1 record in the bowl matches. He led the Mountaineers to three consecutive conference titles and four bowl appearances from 2013 to 2018 before taking over for the Cardinals in 2019.
Satterfield’s contract is a six-year deal, pending board approval and a background check. It will pay her $3.4 million in the first year with an annual increase of $100,000. The assistant football coaching staff salary pool has grown to $7.25 million, representing a total compensation of $10.65 million per year for the football coaching staff – the biggest investment. highest ever for Cincinnati football.
Using an explosive offensive offense, he led Louisville to three bowls in four seasons. He took the Cardinals from a 2-10 campaign in 2018 to an 8-5 record in his first season in 2019.
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Satterfield was the 2018 Sun Belt Coach of the Year at Appalachian State before earning 2019 ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Cardinals. to an improvement of six wins in his first year.
“Scott Satterfield is a proven winner, relentless competitor and culture builder,” Cunningham said. “He is an innovative attacking spirit and a leader who develops men on and off the pitch. He is the perfect person to develop this program and lead us into the Big 12 next season and beyond. I am delighted to ‘welcome Scott, his wife, Beth, and their three children, Bryce, Isaac and Alli to Cincinnati.’
At Louisville, he went 25-24 and saw 32 players earn All-ACC honors. Three Cardinals were also selected in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.
In 2022, Satterfield led Louisville to a 7-5 mark and saw 13 players earn all-conference accolades. The Cardinals appeared in the college football playoff standings and beat two Top 25 teams.
“I am honored to be the next head coach at the University of Cincinnati and look forward to continuing the winning tradition of this program for the past 20 years,” said Satterfield. “My family and I have admired this university and this athletic department from afar for many years. I am excited to take Cincinnati to the Big 12 this fall and ready to compete for the championships. I look forward to meeting the current team. and start building relationships with these young men. We’re going to start racing today. Go Bearcats!”
Satterfield, 49, led Appalachia State from FCS to FBS as head coach after serving as an assistant coach (1998-08) and quarterback for the Mountaineers (1991-95), helping lead his alma mater to three NCAA Division I FCS national titles and eight conference championships along the way.
Among his many career highlights in Boone, NC, he mentored Player of the Year Walter Payton and FCS All-American Armanti Edwards and helped lead the Mountaineers to a historic 34-32 loss at the No. 5 Michigan to open the 2007 season.
He also spent one season as passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Toledo in 2009 and two seasons as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at FIU in 2010-11.
Satterfield started 27 games for Appalachian State and won the all-conference first team in 1995. He earned a degree in physical education in 1996.
Satterfield and his wife, Beth, have a daughter, Alli, and two sons, Bryce and Isaac.
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