Satyen Bhakta enters his second season as the defensive line coach at the Colorado School of Mines in 2012.
The Orediggers posted an 8-3 record in 2011 and a 6-3 mark
in the RMAC to finish third in the league standings. Mines spent
much of the season in the national rankings and placed eight
players on the All-RMAC teams. The Mines defense finished fourth in
the RMAC in scoring defense (21.8 ppg), fourth in interceptions
(18) and third in turnover margin after posting 24 takeaways during
the 2011 campaign. Mines red-zone defense finished third in the
league after allowing opponents to score on only 69.7 percent of
Bhakta spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the defensive line coach as Susquehanna University. The Crusaders' football staff was selected as the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year in 2009. Bhakta coached two All-Conference Defensive Lineman in First Team All-Liberty honoree Pete Johnson and honorable mention honoree Marc McDonnaugh. Under Bhakta's assistance, the squad qualified for the Division III Playoffs for the first time in 18 years.
Bhakta's collegiate resume also includes three seasons (2006-08)
as the assistant defensive line coach at his alma mater, Temple
University. While at temple, he helped coach seven defensive
lineman that were either drafted or signed free agent NFL
contracts, including Muhammad Wilkerson (1st Round, N.Y. Jets -
2011) and Terrence Knighton (3rd Round, Jacksonville Jaguars -
2008), Junior Galette, Andre Neblett, Bryan Sanford, Eli Joseph and
He was one of three collegiate coaches that attended the esteemed Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship in conjunction with the Kansas City Chiefs organization in August, 2011. In August 2012, Bhakta again took part in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship - this time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bhakta earned his bachelor's degree (Broacasting, Telecommunications, Mass Media) from Temple in 2005 and played quarterback for the Owls from 2001-04, lettering during the 2003 season.
Bhakta lettered in football, track & field and wrestling during his prep career at Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pennsylvania.