Associate AD / Communication
Cincinnati – John Cunningham, University of Cincinnati’s track and field director, announced Monday that Scott Satterfield will become Cincinnati’s 43rd football coach.
Satterfield holds a 10-year record of 76-48 (.612) as head coach of Louisville and Appalachian State, and has won seven seasons in addition to a 4-1 record in bowl games. is included. He led the Mountaineers to three straight conference titles and his four bowl appearances from his 2013 to his 2018, taking over the Cardinals in 2019.
Satterfield’s contract is a six-year deal, pending board approval and background checks. In the first year he will be $3.4 million, with an annual salary increase of $100,000. The assistant coach’s football staff salary pool increased to his $7.25 million, and football his coach his staff annual compensation total to his $10.65 million. This is the largest investment ever for Cincinnati football.
Employing an explosive offensive offense, he led Louisville to three bowls in four seasons. He took the Cardinals up from his 2-10 record in 2018 to his 8-5 record in his 2019 first season.
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Satterfield was named Appalachian State University’s Sunbelt Coach of the Year in 2018 before leading the Cardinals to six wins in his first year and winning the 2019 ACC Coach of the Year award.
“Scott Satterfield is a proven winner, a relentless competitor and a culture builder,” said Cunningham. “He’s an innovative offensive mind and a leader in developing men on and off the field. He’s perfect to grow this program and lead us into the Big 12 next season and beyond. Scott, his I am thrilled to welcome my wife, Beth, and their three children, Bryce, Isaac and Ali, to Cincinnati.”
During his time in Louisville, he compiled a 25-24 record and has seen 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 and saw 13 players garner accolades across all conferences. The Cardinals appeared in the College Football Playoff Rankings, beating out his two teams in the top 25.
“I am honored to be the next head coach of the University of Cincinnati and look forward to building on the winning tradition the program has built over the past 20 years. Having admired this college and its athletic department from afar for years, we are excited to bring Cincinnati to the Big 12 this fall and be ready to compete for a championship.Meet the current team I’m most looking forward to and I’m starting to build relationships with these young men.
Satterfield, 49, was an assistant coach (1998-08) and quarterback for the Mountaineers (1991-95) before leading Appalachian State University from FCS to FBS as head coach, leading his alma mater to three NCAA divisions. I helped guide you to I FCS National title and his eight conference championships.
Among his many career highlights in Boone, North Carolina, he coached Walter Payton Player of the Year and FCS All-American Armanti Edwards to lead the Mountaineers to a historic 34-5 finish in Michigan State. He opened the 2007 season by leading 32 upsets.
He also spent one season as a passing game coordinator/quarterback coach with Toledo in 2009 and two seasons as an offensive coordinator/quarterback coach with the FIU in 2010-11.
Satterfield started 27 games for Appalachian State and finished first in the Team All-Conference in 1995. He graduated in his 1996 with a degree in physical education.
Satterfield and his wife Beth have a daughter, Ali, and two sons, Bryce and Isaac.