366 days after officially being named the next head coach at Louisville, Scott Satterfield has been named ACC Coach of the Year.
“I’m certainly thankful and honored to be recognized as the coach of the year in the ACC, especially in the conference I grew up watching as a kid,” Satterfield said in a statement released by the program. “I’m proud of my coaching staff who worked so hard to change the culture of this program and put our players in a position to succeed. ”
“Lastly, I’m grateful to be able to coach a great group of players who worked so hard since we arrived here last year, and bought into what we are trying to do here at the University of Louisville. I’m so excited to lead this program into the postseason in a few weeks.”
After going 0-8 in ACC play in 2018, Satterfield guided the Cards to a 5-3 record, finishing second in the Atlantic Division behind Clemson.
Louisville was predicted to finish dead last in the ACC, receiving the fewest votes among all teams from both divisions.
Satterfield was the leading vote getter with 23. Virginia’s Bronco Mendenhall finished second with 17 votes while Clemson’s Dabo Swinney received 15 votes.
In his first season at Louisville Satterfield doubled the Vegas win total of 3.5 The five-game improvement was the best among Power 5 programs in 2019. Louisville is the second team in ACC history to go winless and then win at least five games the following season.
Satterfield was named 2018 Sun Belt Coach of the Year after guiding the Mountaineers to a conference championship. He is the second coach to win coach of the year honors at one school the previous year and follow it up with a second consecutive award at his new school.
366 days later, what a ride it's been…
— Louisville Football (@UofLFootball) December 5, 2019