Report: Louisville will hire Satterfield as head coach

Appalachian State Mountaineers head coach Scott Satterfield reportedly is leaving to take the Louisville job.Photo Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

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Louisville has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon, and the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Monday that Satterfield is the choice to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired last month.

The school has not confirmed the hire.

Lorenzo Ward, associate head coach and secondary coach, served as the Cardinals’ interim head coach for the final two games, and Louisville finished the season with a 2-10 record, including 0-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Louisville finished the season on a nine-game losing streak, yielding more than 50 points in each of its last five games.

The 45-year-old Satterfield has been the head coach at Appalachian State for the past six seasons. Satterfield went 11-13 in his first two seasons while the school was transitioning its football program from FCS to FBS. But the Mountaineers are 40-11 overall since 2015, including a 29-4 mark in Sun Belt play with three straight conference championships.

Appalachian State won the inaugural Sun Belt championship game on Saturday, topping Louisiana-Lafayette 30-19.

App State is 10-2 and will play Middle Tennessee in the New Orleans Bowl. It is unclear whether Satterfield will coach that game for the Mountaineers.

App State took Penn State to overtime to open this season before losing that road game 45-38.