Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield is the new head football coach at the University of Louisville. | Courtesy of Appalachian State

The University of Louisville has named Scott Satterfield as its new head football coach.

He was officially approved Tuesday by the university’s athletic association.

The 45-year-old North Carolina native will replace former head coach Bobby Petrino, who was fired on Nov. 11 after the Cardinals started the season 2-8.

Satterfield spent six seasons at Appalachian State and leaves with a 51-24 record, three consecutive bowl wins and three Sun Belt Conference titles. He also oversaw the program’s successful transition from FCS, formerly called Division I-AA, to major-level FBS and is the only team to win the first three bowl games it’s been eligible for.

Appalachian State will face Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15, marking Satterfield’s fourth bowl appearance in four years.

The Mountaineers finished the 2018 regular season with a 10-2 record and defeated Louisiana 30-19 in the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Championship Game.

Satterfield played quarterback at Appalachian State from 1992 to 1995, leading the Mountaineers to the program’s only undefeated regular season in 1995.



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