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James Satterfield (October 11, 1939 – May 6, 2019) was an American football coach. He served as head football coach at Furman University from 1986 to 1993, where he compiled a record of 66–29–3.

Jimmy Satterfield
Biographical details
Born(1939-10-11)October 11, 1939
Lancaster, South Carolina
DiedMay 6, 2019(2019-05-06) (aged 79)
Easley, South Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1985Furman (assistant)
1986–1993Furman
1996–2003Lexington HS (SC)
Head coaching record
Overall66–29–3 (college)
Tournaments7–3 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division I-AA (1988)
3 SoCon (1988–1990)
Awards
AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year (1988)

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CareerEdit

Satterfield was named the 1988 AFCA Coach of the Year after leading Furman to an overall 13–2 record while being Southern Conference co-champions and then defeating Georgia Southern in the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game. Satterfield was the second Furman football head coach to be the AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year; in 1985, three years earlier, Dick Sheridan won the award after leading the Paladins to a 12–2 record and a close two-point loss in the National Championship game.

Satterfield was the head football coach at Lexington High School, in Lexington, South Carolina from 1996 to 2003. He died of complications from heart surgery in 2019 at the age of 79.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Furman Paladins (Southern Conference) (1986–1993)
1986 Furman 7–3–2 4–2–1 3rd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1987 Furman 7–4 4–3 T–3rd
1988 Furman 13–2 6–1 T–1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship
1989 Furman 12–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1990 Furman 9–4 6–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
1991 Furman 7–4 4–3 T–4th
1992 Furman 6–5 4–3 5th
1993 Furman 5–5–1 4–4 4th
Furman: 66–29–3 39–17–1
Total: 66–29–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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