Satterfield Hired as Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

Derek Satterfield

Derek Satterfield

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel has hired Derek Satterfield as the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, the athletic department announced on Wednesday. Satterfield will serve as the primary contact for the Bulldog’s football and baseball programs alongside of leading and improving the vision of The Citadel’s communications department.

“We are pleased to add a person with the depth and breadth of experiences that Derek brings to The Citadel,” Director of Athletics Jim Senter said. “His working knowledge of media relations at the highest level will serve our department and college well. This position is very important and his professionalism, energy and passion for college athletics will help our athletic department rise to the next level.”

Satterfield joins the Bulldogs following a season as the Director of Football Communications for the University of Michigan Wolverines, in which he served as the primary contact and spokesperson for the Big 10 program. As the department’s primary football contact, Satterfield prepared student-athletes and the coaching staff for all interviews and press conferences on the local and national spectrum, as well as managing all football social media and content on the Wolverine’s website.

Prior to his time at Michigan, Satterfield spent four years as the Assistant Communications Director and primary football contact at the University of Arkansas. During his time with the Razorbacks, Satterfield developed long-term planning and PR initiatives alongside of coordinating media coverage for the coaching staff and student-athletes. He was a member of the group recognized by PR Daily’s 2013 non-profit PR Award for Best Crisis Management, and worked with Sports Illustrated, ESPN and CBS as part of the Razorback’s 2012 awards campaign.

A 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee and four-year student intern, Satterfield also made stops in the public and media relations departments of the Indianapolis Colts (2008) and Purdue University (2009-2010). He is a native of Maryville, Tenn., and is joined in Charleston by his wife, Ann-Marie.

Satterfield will start his new position on June 1.


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