UC hires Louisville head coach just weeks away from facing off in bowl game

UC Athletic Department holds press conference on newly hired head football coach
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 8:42 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 2:34 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The University of Cincinnati hired the University of Louisville’s head coach, Scott Satterfield, as their next football coach Monday morning, according to UC’s Associate Athletic Director Zach Stipe.

UC searched nationwide for a new head coach ever since Luke Fickell announced he was leaving UC to coach at the University of Wisconsin.

Satterfield holds a 76-48 record in 10 years as head coach at Louisville and Appalachian State.

“Scott Satterfield is a proven winner, a relentless competitor and a culture builder,” UC Athletic Director John Cunningham said. “He’s an innovative offensive mind and a leader who develops men on and off the field. He’s the perfect fit to grow this program and lead us into the Big 12 next season and beyond. I’m thrilled to welcome Scott, his wife, Beth, and their three children, Bryce, Isaac and Alli to Cincinnati.”

“I especially want to thank my players at Louisville, you know, that’s where my heart’s at is with those players,” Satterfield said during the Monday press conference at UC. “We spent four years there, gave it everything we had -- all our heart and soul poured into those guys, and they changed the program, and I’m forever grateful for those guys.”

Satterfield signed a six-year deal with UC that will pay him $3.4 million in his first year.

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The Bearcats (9-3) will go head-to-head against the Cardinals (7-4) in the Wasabi Fenway Bowl on Dec. 17.

Satterfield and Fickell will not be coaching their former teams in the bowl game. UC’s Interim Head Coach Kerry Coombs will be coaching the Bearcats in Boston, Massachusetts. Louisville announced its interim head coach will be Deion Branch.

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