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APSU names Wesley Satterfield Football offensive coordinator


APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – One of the first hires under head football coach Will Healy, Wesley Satterfield will serve as Austin Peay State University’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Satterfield comes to Austin Peay after a two-year stint at Southeastern Louisiana, where he worked with the Lions quarterbacks.

Austin Peay Football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Wesley Satterfield. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Wesley Satterfield. (APSU Sports Information)

In 2014, Bryan Bennett earned Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors under Satterfield’s tutelage, throwing for 2,357 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for an additional 669 yards and 15 scores.

Prior to his time in Hammond, Satterfield spent two years in Chattanooga, working first with the tight ends and then with the running backs during the same time Healy was overseeing the Mocs’ quarterbacks. In 2012, Faysal Shafaat earned third-team All-American honors with Satterfield as his positional coach.

Satterfield got his start as a quality control assistant and graduate assistant at North Carolina (2007-09), working with receivers and quarterbacks. Satterfield was on Butch Davis’ staff during an era when the Tar Heels played in back-to-back Meineke Car Care Bowls (2008-09).

Following his stay in Chapel Hill, Satterfield earned his master’s degree in education administration from Ohio State, serving two seasons on the Buckeye coaching staff under Jim Tressell and Luke Fickell. He aided the offensive staff and assisted with special teams in Columbus.

A four-year starter at quarterback during his playing days at Sewanee, he was named SCAC Offensive Player of the Year as a junior, setting the conference record with 11 rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. He also was the kicker and punter for the Tigers before graduating in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in American History.

A third-generation coach, Satterfield was an all-state quarterback and kicker at Trousdale County High, where his father and previously his grandfather served as head football coach. He is a native of Hartsville, Tennessee.

The Satterfield File

College: Sewanee, 2007 (American History)

Coaching Career

2007-09 – North Carolina (offensive quality control/graduate assistant)

2010-11 – Ohio State (graduate assistant)

2012 – Chattanooga (tight ends coach)

2013 – Chattanooga (running backs coach)

2014-15 – Southeastern Louisiana (quarterbacks coach)

Healy on Satterfield: “I think he is unbelievable schematically. He’s got a lot of recruiting connections and he’s a great person on top of it. He works extremely hard at it, he’s got really good ideas and knows how to relate to players. He’s one of the best I’ve ever been around in terms of coaching the quarterback position. He’s the total package; he’s exactly what we were looking for.”

What they’re saying about Wesley Satterfield

“He did a great job here. He’s one of the bright, up-and-coming stars in our profession. He was a big part of our championship in 2014 and he’s going to have huge success in our profession. Austin Peay made a great move in hiring him.” – Ron Roberts, head coach, Southeastern Louisiana

“Austin Peay’s really lucky to have a guy like Wes. He’s unbelievably bright, very hard-working and just gets along well with everyone. He’s got a lot of natural leadership about him that will translate in the meeting room and on the field.” – John Shoop, former Purdue Offensive Coordinator




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