App State prepares for final SoCon season

Sophomore wide reciever Seth Sloane catches the ball while warming up for Appalachian Football's annual Fan Fest on Saturday. Despite constant rain, approximately 4,500 fans showed up to the scrimmage. Photo by Rachel Krauza | The Appalachian
For Appalachian State’s football team, the upcoming season is the end of an era.

This is the Mountaineers’ last year in the Southern Conference and the team will not be eligible for postseason play.

Former head coach Jerry Moore retired after three national titles in 24 seasons at App State, one season before the team announced it would be joining the Sun Belt Conference.
Replacing Moore at the helm is former offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Scott Satterfield.

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