Former Furman football coach Jimmy Satterfield has died
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jimmy Satterfield, who led Furman to the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football championship, has died. He was 79.
The school released a statement saying Satterfield died Monday after a brief illness.
Satterfield spent 21 seasons on Furman’s coaching staff, the last eight as head coach from 1986-93. He was 66-29-3 during his time leading the Paladins. His crowning achievement came in 1988 when Furman went 13-2 and won the NCAA title, a division now classified as the Football Championship Subdivision.
Satterfield won three straight Southern Conference title from 1988-90.
After leaving Furman, Satterfield was head coach at Lexington (South Carolina) High School from 1996-2003.
Furman coach Clay Hendrix says it is a sad day for Paladins’ football, adding that Satterfield “had an incredible impact on so many young men.”