Louisville appears to be on the verge of hiring its next head football coach. Per multiple reports, it will be Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield.
After Bobby Petrino was dismissed last month, the Cardinals zeroed in on Louisville alum Jeff Brohm. It seemed like a formality that Brohm would take the job, but he ultimately elected to stay at Purdue.
With Brohm out of the picture, Louisville AD Vince Tyra turned to his backup plan, which reportedly focused on the 45-year-old Satterfield.
According to Yahoo’s Pat Forde, “all signs” point to Sattefield accepting the position.
Louisville has called an athletic association board meeting for tomorrow, presumably to approve hiring of a new football coach. As @PeteThamel and I reported Sunday, all signs point to Scott Satterfield of App State.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 3, 2018
Earlier today, Louisville announced the university board of directors would be holding special meetings tomorrow. This info gives off the indication they are preparing to approve a contract of sorts.
The U of L Athletic Association board of directors has announced a series of meetings for 4 p.m. Tuesday. Finance committee at 4, personnel committee at 4:10, full board at 4:20.
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) December 3, 2018
The school also revealed it will make a “special announcement” regarding its football program tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.
BREAKING: The University of Louisville will make a "special announcement" regarding its football program on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
— Jody Demling (@jdemling) December 3, 2018
Satterfield has been Appalachian State’s head coach since 2013, compiling a 51-24 overall record. This season, he helped the Mountaineers crack the AP Poll Top 25 for the first time in program history.
App State went 10-2 in 2018, winning the Sun Belt Championship. The Mountaineers will play Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl.