Fredric Scott Satterfield (born December 21, 1972) is an American college football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati, a position he has held since the 2023 season.[1] Satterfield served as the head football coach at Appalachian State University from 2013 to 2018 and the University of Louisville from 2019 to 2022.

Scott Satterfield
Satterfield at 2015 Sun Belt Media Day
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1972-12-21) December 21, 1972 (age 50)
Hillsborough, North Carolina, U.S.
Playing career
1991–1995Appalachian State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998Appalachian State (WR)
1999–2002Appalachian State (RB)
2003–2008Appalachian State (QB)
2009Toledo (PGC/QB)
2010–2011FIU (OC/QB)
2012Appalachian State (AHC/OC/QB)
2013–2018Appalachian State
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
3 Sun Belt (2016–2018)
Sun Belt East Division (2018)
Sun Belt Coach of the Year (2018)
ACC Coach of the Year (2019)

Playing career Edit

Satterfield played quarterback for Orange High School, located in Hillsborough, North Carolina, from 1989 to 1991. He attended Appalachian State from 1991 to 1996 and started 27 games at quarterback from 1992–95 under Coach Jerry Moore. As a senior in 1995, Satterfield led the Mountaineers to an undefeated regular season and the quarter final of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, where they lost to Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior.[2]

Satterfield graduated from Appalachian State in 1996 with a degree in physical education.

Coaching career Edit

Assistant coaching career Edit

He joined the Appalachian staff as receivers coach in 1998 before mentoring running backs (1999–2002) and quarterbacks (2002–2008), serving an important role in the university's transition from power-I to spread-formation offense.[3] He was primary signal-caller from 2004 to 2009, directing a team that consistently ranked in the top ten in five different NCAA I-AA categories: scoring, rushing, passing, passing efficiency and total offense. He spent one year at the University of Toledo as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator and a two-year stint at Florida International University as offensive coordinator before returning to his alma mater in a similar role in 2012.[4][5][6]

Appalachian State Edit

After head coach Jerry Moore was not retained following the 2012 season, Satterfield was promoted to head coach.[7] Satterfield led the Mountaineers through one of the most successful FCS to FBS transitions[8][9][10] leading them to three Sun Belt Conference championships and four years of bowl game eligibility with 3/4 wins accredited to him. Satterfield resigned prior to the 2018 New Orleans Bowl to become the head coach at The University of Louisville for the 2019 football season.

Louisville Edit

Satterfield had a successful first season at Louisville, with his 2019 team going 8–5 overall and winning the 2019 Music City Bowl over Mississippi State, earning him the ACC Coach of the Year Award.

The next three seasons were more of a mixed result, going 4–7 in 2020 and 6–7 with a bowl loss in 2021. In what would be his last season in Louisville, the 2022 Cardinals began the year 2–3 before turning around the season, briefly being ranked No. 25, and finishing with a 7–5 regular season record.

Satterfield would leave Louisville for Cincinnati with a 25–24 overall record and having lead the team to 3 bowl appearances.

Cincinnati Edit

On December 5, 2022 Satterfield was named the head coach of Cincinnati.[11] On September 16, 2023 Satterfield's Bearcats were defeated by the Miami (OH) RedHawks, UC's first loss to their in-state rival in 16 years.

Head coaching record Edit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (2013)
2013 Appalachian State 4–8 4–4 T–4th[n 1]
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Sun Belt Conference) (2014–2018)
2014 Appalachian State 7–5 6–2 3rd[n 2]
2015 Appalachian State 11–2 7–1 2nd W Camellia
2016 Appalachian State 10–3 7–1 T–1st W Camellia
2017 Appalachian State 9–4 7–1 T–1st W Dollar General
2018 Appalachian State 10–2 7–1 T–1st (East) New Orleans*
Appalachian State: 51–24 38–10 *resigned prior to bowl game
Louisville Cardinals (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2019–2022)
2019 Louisville 8–5 5–3 2nd (Atlantic) W Music City
2020 Louisville 4–7 3–7 12th
2021 Louisville 6–7 4–4 T–4th (Atlantic) L First Responder
2022 Louisville 7–5 4–4 T–3rd (Atlantic) Fenway*
Louisville: 25–24 15–18 *resigned prior to bowl game
Cincinnati Bearcats (Big 12 Conference) (2023–present)
2023 Cincinnati 2–3 0–1
Cincinnati: 2–3 0–1
Total: 78–51
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Personal life Edit

Satterfield is a Christian.[12] He is married to Beth Satterfield. They have one daughter and two sons.[13]

Notes Edit

  1. ^ Appalachian State was not eligible for the Southern Conference football title or FCS playoffs as a transitional team to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
  2. ^ Appalachian State was not eligible for the Sun Belt title or a bowl game as a transitional team to the Football Bowl Subdivision.

References Edit

  1. ^ "Cincinnati Announces Scott Satterfield as Next Head Football Coach". Cincinnati Bearcats. December 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Jackson, Leila (September 23, 2013). "Scott Satterfield: A new head coach, a new conference and new opportunities". Appalachian Magazine.
  3. ^ Sprinkle, Connor. "App State Sports". App State Sports. Appalachian State. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Buckey, Brian (December 5, 2016). "Candle, Toledo to see familiar face in bowl game". Toledo Blade.
  5. ^ "Scott Satterfield Bio". FIU Panthers. April 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Satterfield Returns To Appalachian State". App State Athletics. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  7. ^ "App. State chooses Satterfield to replace Moore". December 14, 2012.
  8. ^ Journal, Ethan Joyce Winston-Salem. "App State's culture of players leading the way has had major role in the team's success". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "Recent FCS-to-FBS programs thriving in 2020". InForum. November 19, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  10. ^ "How Have Former FCS Teams Performed After Transitioning To The FBS?". HERO Sports. December 1, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  11. ^ "Cincinnati Announces Scott Satterfield as Next Head Football Coach". Cincinnati Bearcats. December 5, 2022.
  12. ^ Romano, Jason. "SS PODCAST: Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield on coaching for greater purpose". Sports Spectrum. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  13. ^ "Scott Satterfield". Retrieved February 3, 2023.

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