- Scott Satterfield went 25-24 in four years at Louisville.
- He signed a six-year deal at Cincinnati.
- Satterfield's buyout terms change after 2025.
Scott Satterfield and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, met with Louisville athletics director Josh Heird on Nov. 27, two days after Satterfield’s fourth season ended with a 13-point loss to Kentucky, his 24th loss in 49 games over four seasons as Cardinals’ head coach.
Approaching the final two years of a six-year deal worth approximately $3.25 million in annual base salary, Satterfield requested an extension, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde. He didn’t get one.
Eight days later, Satterfield was introduced as Cincinnati head coach, signing a six-year contract that runs four years beyond his Louisville deal.
Scott Satterfield’s Contract Details
Scott Satterfield’s Cincinnati contract runs from Dec. 5, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2028, i.e., a six-year deal through the 2028 football season.
The agreement includes an annual base salary of $250,000 and annual supplemental compensation that starts at $3.25 million and increases by $100,000 each year. His total compensation:
- 2023: $3.5 million
- 2024: $3.6 million
- 2025: $3.7 million
- 2026: $3.8 million
- 2027: $3.9 million
- 2028: $4 million
The contract includes $7.25 million in total staff pay – not including head coach compensation – for 2023.
Satterfield’s “other compensation and benefits” include, among other items, a one-time $35,000 relocation stipend, car, annual “business entertainment allowance” of $10,000, and a golf club membership.
Cincinnati also paid a $3.5-million buyout to Louisville to terminate Satterfield’s contract.
Scott Satterfield’s Bonuses
Scott Satterfield’s max bonus for on- and off-the-field performance in 2023 is $1 million:
He’ll earn $75,000 for an ACC regular-season title (shared or outright) and another $75,000 for winning the ACC Championship game.
Reaching a New Year’s Six bowl or a bid in the College Football Playoff pays $250,000. Winning the national championship pays $500,000. And any other bowl appearance is worth $75,000.
Winning National Coach of the Year is $50,000, while ACC Coach of the Year is $25,000.
A multi-year NCAA APR score of 985 is worth $25,000
Scott Satterfield’s Buyout
If fired without cause on or before Dec. 31, 2025, Satterfield is owed 100% of his remaining base salary and supplemental compensation.
If fired, for example, after two seasons as head coach, he’d be owed approximately $15.4 million, i.e., 100% of total compensation for 2025-2028 plus prorated compensation for the remainder of 2024.
If fired without cause between Jan. 1, 2026, and Dec. 31, 2028, Satterfield is owed 70% of his remaining base salary and supplemental compensation.
If fired, for example after four seasons as head coach, he’d be owed approximately $5.5 million, i.e., 70% of his total compensation for 2027-28 plus prorated compensation for the remainder of 2026.
If Satterfield terminates the contract, he owes the following amounts to Cincinnati (on or before these dates):
- Dec 31, 2023: $8 million
- Dec. 31, 2024: $8 million
- Dec. 31, 2025: $4 million
- Dec. 31, 2026: $2.5 million
- Dec. 31, 2027: $1.5 million
- Dec. 31, 2028: $1 million
If fired with cause, the contract is terminated, and Cincinnati isn’t obligated to make further payments of any kind.
College Football Odds at the Sportsbook
Betting on college football odds is a unique way to add more excitement to each season.
With updated spreads, over/under totals, moneylines, and more, the sportsbook has a variety of options for everyone. Check out BetMGM today to get closer to the action!