BOONE — Appalachian State announced a new contract for football coach Scott Satterfield on Friday.
The state board of governors on Thursday approved a five-year deal that runs through the 2021 season. Financial terms are expected to be available next week, after the paperwork has been finalized and made official.
In October 2015, App State gave Satterfield a contract extension that would run through the 2020 season. Over the last two seasons, the Mountaineers have compiled records of 11-2 and 10-3 while winning two bowl games and sharing the 2016 Sun Belt Conference title.
“Appalachian is home, and it continues to be a dream realized to be the head coach at my alma mater, a place at which I have spent most of my life,” Satterfield said in a school-issued release.
Satterfield, 44, has spent 21 of the last 26 years at App State as a player or coach. He played quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1991-95, served as an assistant in Boone from 1998-2008 and returned to his alma mater as an assistant head coach in 2012.
Satterfield has posted a 32-18 record since becoming App State’s head coach before its final FCS season in 2013. Now a member of the Sun Belt, the Mountaineers have gone 27-5 since starting 1-5 in their first FBS season.
The school’s board of trustees approved the new contract in late March, and next step involved approval from the state.
“Scott Satterfield continues to take App State football to new heights,” director of athletics Doug Gillin said in the release. “In four seasons at App State, he has orchestrated one of the most successful transitions to FBS football and continues to build App State football for long-term sustainable success on a national level. … As strong as Scott’s on-field success has been at App, he also continues to raise the bar for our football program’s performance in…