Satterfield out, Zelenock resigns

News By J.K. McMillen & Tex Armstreet
In his two years as Golden Eagles Head Coach, Satterfield compiled a 6-16 record.

Searches are underway for two athletic positions after the TTU volleyball coach resigned and the head football coach was terminated in the same week.

Athletics Director Mark Wilson said he expects to have both positions filled by Christmas, but it is still “early in the process” and that no candidates have been interviewed.

Volleyball coach Dave Zelenock resigned Nov. 14, according to a written statement from Wilson. Satterfield was “relieved” of his duties on Nov. 19.

Acting football coach Tyree Foreman is the only candidate known to have applied for the football position. Foreman served as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach from 2016 until Satterfield’s departure.

“I hope I’ve distinguished myself enough to be considered for the head coaching position here,” Foreman said. “I’ve become integrated with the community and entrenched with these kids so much that they’re almost like my own sons, and I want to make sure they’re going to be in good hands, and I think my hands would be pretty good to leave them in.”

Wilson declined to name any other candidates for either position. The Oracle filed an open records request to obtain the applications.

Zelenock’s resignation came unexpectedly.

“He did not give us a reason,” Wilson said. “We had had conversations about where the program was at… and after those conversations he decided to resign his position as head coach.”

The Tech volleyball team won only one match of their final 12 contests, finishing the 2017 season with a 4-24 overall record, placing them last in the Ohio Valley Conference standings.

After serving as an associate coach at Central Michigan University from 2007-2012, Zelenock began his tenure as a head coach after accepting Tech’s opening in January 2013. His salary at the …

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