NEWS Cincinnati Announces Scott Satterfield as 43rd Head Football Coach

Cincinnati Announces Scott Satterfield as 43rd Head Football Coach

Zach Shank

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Cincinnati – University of Cincinnati athletic director John Cunningham announced Monday that Scott Satterfield will become Cincinnati’s 43rd head coach.

Satterfield has a 76-48 (.612) record in 10 years as head coach of Louisville and Appalachian State, seven in addition to a 4-1 record in bowl games Season win record. He led the Mountaineers to a three-peat and four bowl appearances from 2013-2018 before taking over for the Cardinals in 2019.

Satterfield’s contract is for six years, subject to board approval and a background check. He will be paid $3.4 million in the first year, with annual raises of $100,000. The football team salary pool for assistant coaches has grown to $7.25 million, with the football coaching staff receiving a total annual compensation of $10.65 million — the largest investment ever made in Cincinnati football.

He used his explosive offense to lead Louisville to three bowl wins in four seasons. He lifted the Cardinals from a 2-10 record in 2018 to an 8-5 record in his first season in 2019.

Satterfield, a native of Durham, N.C., was Appalachian State’s 2018 Suns coach of the year and the 2019 honors after leading the Cardinals to six wins in his first year. ACC Coach of the Year honors.

“Scott Satterfield was a proven winner, a relentless competitor and a culture builder,” Cunningham said. “He’s an innovative offensive mind and a leader who develops men on and off the field. He’s the perfect guy to grow the program and lead us to the Big 12 next season and beyond. I’m excited to welcome Scott and his team His wife, Beth, and their three children, Bryce, Isaac and Allie, went to Cincinnati.”

During his time in Louisville, he went 25-24 and had 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 record with 13 players earning All-Conference honors. The Cardinals appeared in the College Football Playoff rankings and defeated two top 25 teams.

“I am honored to be the next head coach at the University of Cincinnati and I look forward to building on the successful tradition of the program over the past 20 years,” Satterfield said. “My family and I have admired the University from afar for many years. Collegiate and Athletic. I’m excited to bring Cincinnati to the Big 12 this fall and prepare to compete for a championship. I’m most looking forward to seeing the current team and starting to build relationships with these young guys. We’re going to get going today. Go pandas!”

Satterfield, 49, led Appalachian State from the FCS to the FBS after serving as an assistant coach (1998-08) and quarterback (1991-95) for the Mountaineers, helping him as head coach My alma mater made it to three NCAA divisions. I won an FCS national championship and eight conference championships along the way.

Among his many career highlights at Boone, North Carolina, he coached Walter Payton Player of the Year and FCS All-American Amati Edwards and helped the Mountaineers to a 34-32 win at Michigan Opened the 2007 season with a historic victory in the fifth-ranked game in the state.

He also spent one season as the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Toledo in 2009 and two seasons as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at FIU in 2010-11.

Satterfield started 27 games for Appalachian State and was named to the All-Conference First Team in 1995. He graduated in Physical Education in 1996.

Satterfield and his wife Beth have a daughter, Alli, and two sons, Bryce and Isaac.

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