Old meets new as Sanders announces additions to ETSU football coaching staff


East Tennessee State University football head coach Randy Sanders announced additions to his coaching staff last Thursday.

Sanders, who became the 18th head coach in program history back on Dec. 17, named former Buccaneer wide receiver Marcus Satterfield his offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Steve Brown his defensive backs coach and Matt McCutchan will oversee the offensive line.

In addition, Sanders announced that Billy Taylor (Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers), Mike Rader (Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator), Gary Downs (Running Backs), Daryl Daye (Defensive Line/Special Teams), Dylan Lewellyn (Outside Linebackers) and Al Johnson (Strength and Conditioning) have all been retained from the previous staff.

“I am excited to release the news regarding my coaching staff,” said Sanders. “I am pleased we were able to retain some of the coaches who were already here, along with bringing in a few additions. I have had the privilege of working with Coach Brown at Kentucky, Coach McCutchan at Kentucky and Florida State, and I am happy to bring Coach Satterfield back to Johnson City. The current coaches have done a tremendous job keeping the ball moving, and we are all ready to get to work. This staff has a lot of experience, and they have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the job.”

Satterfield, a Buccaneer wide receiver from 1995-1998, returns to Johnson City with 19 years of coaching experience, which includes stops at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Richmond, Western Carolina, UT Martin, Temple and Tennessee Tech. Satterfield’s most recent stint was at Tennessee Tech, where he served as head coach from 2016-17.

“Coach Sanders has been a close friend and mentor to me for many years,” said Satterfield. “I consider it a great honor and privilege to be able to return to my alma mater and help build ETSU into a championship level football program.”

Brown, a third-round selection by the Houston Oilers in 1983, was the defensive backs coach at Kentucky from 2003-06, before taking over as defensive coordinator from 2007-11. He began his coaching career with the St. Louis Rams, where he was on staff when the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV. Most recently, Brown was the assistant secondary coach with the Tennessee Titans from 2012-15.

McCutchan has spent the last five seasons with Sanders at Florida State as the offensive quality control coach, and was on staff when the Seminoles won the 2014 National Championship. Prior to Florida State, McCutchan spent the 2012 season as the offensive line coach at Morehead State and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Sanders at Kentucky from 2008-10.


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