AP Photo – John Amis

Nothing is official yet, but Vince Tyra’s coaching search appears to be over and all signs point to it being Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield.

Satterfield became the leader for the job shortly after Jeff Brohm turned down Vince Tyra. An interview/meeting is believed to have taken place on Sunday and roughly 24-hours later we have our first report of Satterfield accepting the job.

The Courier Journal is the first to report that a source with direct knowledge of the decision says Satterfield will be introduced as the next head coach at Louisville.

The news was sure to leak once UofL announced their plans for an Athletic Association Board of Directors and related committees meeting tomorrow at 4:00 PM. The football program announced that they’ll make a special announcement at 4:30 PM following the meeting.

In six seasons Satterfield is 51-24 overall at App State. In 2018 Satterfield guided the Mountaineers to a 10-2 record and claimed the Sun Belt Conference Championship.

The most impressive aspect of Satterfield’s resume is how successfully he helped guide App State from the FCS to the FBS level. App State is the first program to win its first three bowl games of school history.

Satterfield As A Head Coach

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (2013)
2013 Appalachian State 4–8 4–4 T–4th
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Sun Belt Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Appalachian State 7–5 6–2 3rd
2015 Appalachian State 11–2 7–1 2nd W Camellia
2016 Appalachian State 10–3 7–1 T–1st W Camellia
2017 Appalachian State 9–4 7–1 T–1st W Dollar General
2018 Appalachian State 10–2 7–1 T–1st (East) New Orleans
Appalachian State: 51–24 38–10
Total: 51–24 (.680)

We’ll have more on the situation as it develops.

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