After his first season on the job, Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield has been named ACC Coach of the Year.
Satterfield took a U of L team that went winless in the conference a year ago and led them to a 5-3 mark that included wins over a then-ranked Wake Forest squad and a now-ranked Virginia team that wound up winning the league’s Coastal Division. The Cardinals became just the second team in the history of the ACC to go from 0-8 to 5-3 in one season. Despite being picked to finish dead last in the league in August, Louisville wound up finishing alone in second place in the Atlantic Division.
Here’s the full coach of the year voting:
ACC Coach of the Year
Scott Satterfield, Louisville - 23
Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia - 17
Dabo Swinney, Clemson - 15
Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech - 2
Dave Clawson, Wake Forest -2
Mack Brown, North Carolina - 1
Congrats to Coach Satt, who joins Charlie Strong as the only U of L coaches to win league Coach of the Year honors after their first season. Strong shared the Big East’s 2010 award with UConn’s Randy Edsall.