SSN Coach Profile: Brian Satterfield, Girls Basketball

Coach Satterfield has been coaching at HSE for 22 years
 He enjoyed my childhood.  His parents allowed me to be active in multiple sports and lived in a good neighborhood with a lot of kids my age.  He also got to join my Dad, who was a head football coach, on the sidelines.
His biggest challenge was to overcome a health issue.  He had to have a brain surgery to remove a tumor.  His balance was not very good and my memory was terrible.  That surgery set me back for over a year, but have recovered and have not had any setbacks since.
He went to Wabash College and graduated a Economics major.  He played basketball and soccer while in college.  Then after working in the business world for 3 years, went to IUPUI to get my teaching certification.
He is Married to Deb for 23 years. He have 3 children – Brooke (attending IU), Nolan (senior at HSE), Blair (8th grade at HIJH)
He started coaching at Avon HS.  While he was in the business world, Coach Binkley asked him to be his JV coach.  When he got that opportunity and enjoyed working with kids is when I decided to get my teaching certification. He coached there for 2 years.  He first teaching job was at Triton Central, where he was JV coach.  Then went to Madison for 3 years as the varsity assistant before heading to HSE in 1999.
It was bitter sweet leaving the boys program after leading it for 20 years, but he is really excited about the challenge in front of me and my staff.  He know’s the task will not be easy trying to follow Coach Hupp.  He has done a tremendous job with the program, but the staff is up for the challenge.  The players have been great with the transition.  They are soaking everything up as we are trying to get them out of their comfort zone.  They have challenged them with transition and pressure defense, which are two areas we feel great teams execute.  They want our practices/workouts to be the hardest challenges they face each week.  If they buy into this and continue to have great team chemistry, they will see where it can take us.
The transition was not a huge deal.  The toughest thing, due to covid, was getting to know all the players names.  In terms of coaching, it is basically the same.  You have to challenge them on a daily basis to reach their potential while building their confidence and learning how to fight through adversity.