Temple adds to its football staff

Posted: January 22, 2013

Temple's new football coach, Matt Rhule, has promoted Marcus Satterfield to offensive coordinator and hired Gateway High School coach Terry Smith as the Owls' wide receivers coach.

Satterfield had been the offensive coordinator at Tennessee-Chattanooga before Rhule hired him as an offensive assistant in December. At the time, Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich was set to become Temple's offensive coordinator. Rolovich, however, backed out of the Owls job on Jan. 9.

The Wolf Pack doubled his salary to around $240,000 to remain offensive coordinator of the Mountain West Conference school.

Satterfield spent the last four seasons at Tennessee-Chattanooga. He also was the offensive coordinator at Tennessee-Martin for three seasons. Satterfield was a wide receiver and punter at East Tennessee State from 1995 to '98.

Smith spent the last 11 seasons as the head coach at Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League powerhouse Gateway in Monroeville. He also served as the school's athletic director the last 10 years.

Smith compiled an impressive 101-30 record at his alma mater and produced numerous Division I players. However, his tenure was not without controversy. Smith had to face an eligibility hearing at the WPIAL and PIAA level due to players transferring into Gateway over the years.

In addition to being one of Pennsylvania's best high school coaches, Smith was a standout wideout at Penn State in the early 1990s before becoming the Washington Redskins' 11th-round draft pick in 1992.

After a season with the Redskins, Smith had stints with Toronto Argonauts and Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League and the Albany Firebirds of Arena Football 2.

Wadley commits to Owls. Akrum Wadley, a senior tailback at Weequahic High School (N.J.), gave a verbal commitment Sunday night to play football at Temple.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was recognized as a second-team all-state selection by the Newark Star-Ledger. He was also a standout defensive back and kick returner for the Indians last season.

Wadley carried the ball 105 times for 1,548 yards (14.7 yards per carry) and 29 scores. He also caught two touchdown passes.

Contact Keith Pompey at kpompey@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @pompeysgridlock.

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