At least that's what some sources in the area are reporting. Three different sources are reporting that interim head coach Scott Satterfield will be Appalachian State University's next football coach. Satterfield, who played for ASU and went 21-5 as
the Mountaineers' starting quarterback in 1994 and '95, is considered the front runner by CoachingSearch.com, Triad Sports Network and Appstatenation.com.
And as David Jackson, the voice of the Mountaineers, reported Wednesday on his "Around The Mountain" program that airs daily on the AM 1450, WATA and the IMG Sports Network, Athletic Director Charlie Cobb wants to name a new head coach by the end of this week. The successor will replace the legendary Jerry Moore, who did not have his contract renewed by the university after 24 years as head coach.
Appstatenation.com is reporting that, "one main source and a combination of other less specific sources (sounds legit!), that Scott Satterfield will be our next head coach. To give you word for word what my main source says: from appstatenation…the decision has been made. It’s Satterfield. The plan is to announce after he returns from the Shrine Bowl."
The Triad Sports Network is reporting that if Satterfield's interview goes well, the job is his; and CoachingSearch.com is reporting that, "Appalachian State: Sources tell (Pete Roussed) that Appalachian State has narrowed their list to Arkansas running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Tim Horton, Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Mike O'Cain, current offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Scott Satterfield, and one other coach. Satterfield is the leader at this point from what I'm told."
Moore led the Mountaineers from 1989-2012. He was 215-87, he led the Mountaineers to ten Southern Conference titles and three national championships (2005-07). Moore, who was the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year in 2006, also became the 28th head coach in Division I history to reach 200 wins after the Mountaineers defeated the Furman on October 25, 2008.
Satterfield was ASU's offensive coordinator/assistant head coach this past season.
Photo Courtesy: Scott Satterfield, ASU Athletics