App State’s Satterfield signed through 2020

By Nathan Ham -


BOONE — Scott Satterfield will continue to march the sidelines at his alma mater for at least another five seasons.

Appalachian State University announced on Friday that Coach Satterfield has received a five-year contract extension through the 2020 season.

Satterfield has played an integral part of the Mountaineer football program for 20 of the last 25 years, both as a player and a coach. He played quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1991-95, was an assistant coach from 1998-2008 and again in 20012 and was officially named head coach in 2013.

“It’s exciting for my family and me to know that we’re going to be at Appalachian for the foreseeable future,” Satterfield said. “I’m living a dream by being the head coach at my alma mater and can’t wait to continue to work hard to help this program reach heights that it has never reached before.”

The three seasons Satterfield spent away from the Mountaineer program were spent in the FBS, one as Toledo’s passing coordinator and the other two as the offensive coordinator at Florida International University.

Satterfield has helped guide the Mountaineers through the transition period from FCS to FBS, and has the program poised to be among the top Sun Belt Conference teams each and every season.

“We have the right coach leading our football program in Scott Satterfield,” Appalachian State director of athletics Doug Gillin said. “In nearly three years as head coach, he has stayed true to his convictions, built the program the right way and set Appalachian State football up for sustainable success both in the Sun Belt Conference and at the national level.”

Gillin continued on by speaking about the importance of embracing success not only on the field, but off the field as well.

“I am especially proud of our football program’s academic integrity and its campus and community involvement under Coach Satterfield,” said Gillin. “I’m thankful to him for his commitment to Appalachian State and am excited that he and his family will remain a part of the Appalachian family.”

Satterfield is the 20th head coach in App State football history.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87


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