Cincinnati announced on Monday the hiring of Scott Satterfield as the Bearcats’ new head football coach. Satterfield has gone 25-24 over the last four seasons at Louisville and was 51-24 in six seasons at Appalachian State before that.
“Scott Satterfield is a proven winner, a relentless competitor and a culture builder,” AD John Cunningham said in a statement. “He’s an innovative offensive mind and a leader who develops men on and off the field. He’s the perfect fit to grow this program and lead us into the Big 12 next season and beyond. I’m thrilled to welcome Scott, his wife, Beth, and their three children, Bryce, Isaac and Alli to Cincinnati.”
After a successful run at alma mater App State that ended with three 10+ win records in his last four years, Satterfield arrived at Louisville with much promise and fanfare. He wasn’t able to quite get over the hump, peaking in year one with a 8-5 record, but the team showed some resilience this year after a slow start. The Cards finished 7-5 (4-4) and earned a spot in the Fenway Bowl against none other than Satterfield’s new employer, Cincinnati.
“I am honored to be the next head coach at the University of Cincinnati and am looking forward to building on the winning tradition this program has had over the last 20 years,” Satterfield said. “My family and I have admired this university and athletic department from afar for many years. I’m excited to take Cincinnati into the Big 12 this fall and ready to compete for championships. I’m most looking forward to meeting the current team and beginning to build relationships with these young men. We will hit the ground running today. Go Bearcats!”
Satterfield was not on our radar for this job, as we actually had him on the hot seat throughout the season. This marks a fresh start for Satterfield, a well as a chance for the UL program to reset without firing a coach. The NC-native brings extensive head coaching experience (and a 4-1 bowl record) with him to Cincinnati.
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