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Louisville Cardinals hire Scott Satterfield as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Louisville Cardinals have found their next head coach. The school has hired Scott Satterfield to be their new head football coach.

Satterfield replaces Bobby Petrino and Lorenzo Ward, who coached the 2018 season. Petrino was fired in November and Ward completed the season.

Former Appalachian State Mountaineers head coach Scott Satterfield watches the clock wind down during the South Alabama Jaguars vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers
Scott Satterfield watches the clock wind down during the South Alabama Jaguars vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (Photo by Bobby McDuffie/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

We reported on Saturday that Satterfield was the top target after Yahoo! Sports College Football reporter Pat Forde broke the news. That very day, he guided his former Mountaineers team to the first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championship with a 30-19 win over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

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This past season, the Cardinals finished with a 2-10 record. Petrino was fired on November 11th with a 2-8 record.

Ward went 0-2 as the interim head coach. In those two games, the team was outscored 108-20.

They were defeated 52-10 by the North Carolina State Wolfpack on November 17th. One week later, they were defeated by then-No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats, 56-10, for the Governor’s Cup.

Satterfield went 51-24 as the Mountaineers head coach over the last six seasons. In the past four seasons; however, he guided the team to a 40-11 record.

Prior to being named the Mountaineers head coach, he served as the team’s Offensive Coordinator in 2012. He also was the Florida International University (FIU) Golden Panthers Offensive Coordinator in 2010 and 2011.

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He also served as the Toledo Rockets Quarterbacks Coach in 2009. He was the Mountaineers’ Quarterbacks Coach from 2003 through 2008.

The 45-year-old Hillsborough, North Carolina native also was the Mountaineers Running Backs Coach from 1999 through 2002. He began his coaching career in 1998 as the Mountaineers’ Wide Receivers Coach.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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