Former Boise State, College of Idaho basketball coach Satterfield dead at 87

April 25, 2013 

Murray Satterfield died Wednesday at a Boise care center. He was 87. Arrangements are pending at Summers Funeral Home.

Satterfield coached the Broncos' men's basketball team through its transition from Boise Junior College to Boise State. He coached the Broncos from 1965 to 1973, when he was replaced midway through the season by Bus Connor.

Satterfield went 134-77 with the Broncos. He led Boise State to the NAIA national tournament after the 1968-69 season and to the NCAA Division II national tournament after the 1969-70 season.

Satterfield also was the head coach at the College of Idaho for three seasons from 1975-78. He went 28-48 at the Caldwell school, including a 13-12 record in 1976-77 — the Yotes' only winning season in the 1970s.

Before entering the college ranks, Satterfield also won Idaho high school boys basketball state championships at Wendell (Class AA, 1958) and Borah (5A, 1965).

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