Gabriel Garcia | The Advocate & Democrat
Bill Satterfield announces his return as Sequoyah's head football coach to the Chiefs in the fieldhouse's locker room Monday evening.
|Published: 12:17 PM, 06/24/2013
||Last updated: 2:25 PM, 06/24/2013
Author: Gabriel Garcia
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Bill Satterfield was quick to give a jocular
reason for his return to the position of Sequoyah's head football coach.
"After three weeks,
my wife couldn't stand me anymore," the coach said Monday evening in front of his team. "I've got to
go back to work."
But the serious reason was right in front of him, when he announced his
return to an eager and energized Chiefs football team in the locker room.
"This is a good
group this year, and I felt like it deserves to have an opportunity to be successful," Satterfield
told The Advocate & Democrat. "And I hope this will give them stability and the best opportunity
to succeed. And to finish what we got started."
Satterfield said his three weeks away from
the responsibilities of coaching, which included a week at Disney World, "recharged the batteries" and reframed his perspective, and when he talked to athletic director Terry Harris and former
Sequoyah principal Maurice Moser, the topic of coaching entered the conversation and rekindled his
"I still enjoy coaching. I wasn't going to be out of coaching forever," Satterfield
"And I couldn't think of anything more beneficial to do with my life than work with
Satterfield had expressed a concern for continuity within the program.
was hoping they'd keep the staff intact and use one of them and not miss a beat. But I didn't want
them to have to go through another change again," he said.
In making the decision to return
Satterfield to Sequoyah, principal Gary Cole concurred.
"Any coach that comes in, even if he
sees the quality of the system in place, there would be an adjustment," Cole said.
them the absolute best chance to be successful."
Satterfield will also resume his part-time
position as study hall supervisor.
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