--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
It appears the Louisville Cardinals have a new football coach.
Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield will take over as Louisville’s football coach, according to multiple sports. Satterfield is expected to be announced at a press conference tomorrow at 4:30. The University of Louisville Athletic Association will meet tomorrow.
Satterfield has led the Mountaineers to five consecutive winning seasons, four bowl games, and three straight Sun Belt Championships. Since 2015, his team has finished with at least nine wins. He has led Appalachian State to three seasons with more than 10 wins. In 2018, Satterfield was named Sun Belt coach of the year.
Satterfield graduated from Appalachian State, and started 27 games at quarterback. In 1995, he led the Mountaineers to an undefeated regular season in NCAA Division I-AA.
He spent nearly his entire career at Appalachian State. He coached various offensive units from 1998-2008, before becoming the quarterbacks coach for the 5-7 Toledo Rockets. From 2010-2011, he was the offensive coordinator at Florida International, before returning to Appalachian State as the offensive coordinator in 2012.
Satterfield took over for long-time head coach Jerry Moore in 2013. He led the Mountaineers to a 51-24 overall record.
His buyout is roughly $1.2 million. Details of Satterfield’s contract have not been released.
Louisville opens the 2019 season on September 2nd against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game will be at Cardinal Stadium.