Jimmy Satterfield

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Jimmy Satterfield
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1939-10-11) October 11, 1939 (age 78)
Lancaster, South Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1985 Furman (assistant)
1986–1993 Furman
1996–2003 Lexington HS (SC)
Head coaching record
Overall 66–29–3 (college)
Tournaments 7–3 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 NCAA Division I-AA (1988)
3 SoCon (1988–1990)
AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year (1988)

James Satterfield (born October 11, 1939) is a former American football coach. He served as head football coach at Furman University from 1986 to 1993, where he compiled a record of 66–29–3. Satterfield was named the 1988 AFCA Coach of the Year after leading Furman to a 13–2 record while winning both the Southern Conference and NCAA Division I-AA National Championship. Satterfield was the second Furman football head coach to be the AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year; in 1985, three years earlier, Dick Sheridan won the award after leading the Paladins to a 12–2 record and a close two-point loss in the National Championship game.

Satterfield was the head football coach at Lexington High School in Lexington, South Carolina from 1996 to 2003.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Furman Paladins (Southern Conference) (1986–1993)
1986 Furman 7–3–2 4–2–1 3rd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1987 Furman 7–4 4–3 T–3rd
1988 Furman 13–2 6–1 T–1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship
1989 Furman 12–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1990 Furman 9–4 6–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
1991 Furman 7–4 4–3 T–4th
1992 Furman 6–5 4–3 5th
1993 Furman 5–5–1 4–4 4th
Furman: 66–29–3 39–17–1
Total: 66–29–3
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