Alumni Update: Satterfield nominated for national coach of the year award

Updated: November 21, 2019

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Scott Satterfield: After finishing winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2018, the Louisville Cardinals are bowl-eligible in Scott Satterfield’s first year as head coach. The Cardinals defeated N.C. State at Carter-Finley Stadium for its sixth win of the season on Saturday night. On Wednesday, Satterfield was named one of 22 semifinalists for the George Munger National Coach of the Year Award, announced by the Maxwell Football Club. The winner will be announced December 29. Satterfield, a 1991 Orange High graduate, took over a Louisville team that was picked to finish last in the ACC’s Atlantic Division. He arrived to Louisville after leading his alma mater, Appalachian State, to three consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championships. Satterfield took over for his mentor, Jerry Moore, in 2013 as the head coach of the Mountaineers at they transitioned into the Football Bowl Subdivision. After winning four straight bowl games, Satterfield was named the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in 2018. Satterfield, nephew, Jett, was the leading tackler for the 2018 Orange football team.

Braden Homsey: The 2018 3A Mideast Regional Wrestling Champion at 195 pounds, Homsey started his sophomore season at Division III Ferrum College earlier this month. On November 6, the Panthers defeated Greensboro College 30-9 at the GC Student Center. Homsey, competing at 197 pounds, scored a technical fall over Vince Wilson 18-2 in 5:12. In the Cougar Open at Averett University in Danville, VA, Homsey finished third. Hunter Tobassion of Queen University upset Homsey 4-3 in the opening round. Homsey responded with victories in his final three matches. He pinned Kowan Lee of Averett University in 3:55. Homsey finished out with three consecutive technical fall wins, starting against teammate Ethan Fragoso (15-0), then over Loic Tueguo of Garrett College (17-2) and Jonathan Bishop of Averett (15-2) in the consolation final.

On November 16, Ferrum split two dual matches in the VBR Sports Southeast Duals at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA. Ferrum defeated Otterbein, ranked #15 in Division III, 24-12. Homsey defeated Braden Neuberger 9-6. To open the day, Milikin topped Ferrum 34-12. Logan Hagerbaumer defeated Homsey via technical fall 18-1 in 5:00.

On Sunday, Homsey finished third at 197 pounds in the Estes Environmental Star City Classic in Salem, VA. Homsey ended the day 3-1. He won his opening match via technical fall (18-2) over Sean Gillespie of Liberty University. In the quarterfinals, Homsey edged Tyler Phenegar of Elizabethtown 13-11. Ross Sealby of Mount Olive beat pinned Homsey in 2:05 of the semifinals.

In the third place match, Homsey again defeated Ethan Fragoso 6-3.

Kalyen Campbell: The Division III Trinity women’s basketball team defeated Coast Guard 72-62 in New London, CT on Wednesday. Campbell, a member of the 2016-17 Orange team, came off the bench to score 12 points for the Bantams. Campbell shot 5-of-11 from the field, including 2-of-4 from three-point range. She also grabbed six rebounds in 24 minutes. Campbell’s career-high came on November 17, 2018, when she scored 16 points against Eastern Connecticut State.

Lauren Cates: It was supposed to be a matchup of former Hillsborough high school products when Wake Technical Community College faced Guilford Technical Community College on Monday in Jamestown. Madison Wardlow, who graduated from Cedar Ridge in June, is on the Guilford roster. But she didn’t play on Monday. Instead, Cates suited up for Wake Tech and dropped 15 points as the Eagles won 73-53. Cates was 5-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-9 from three-point range. On Wednesday night, Wake Tech defeated Lenoir Community College 88-51 in Kinston. Wake Tech is 5-2, 3-2 in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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