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Randy Edsall

Randy Edsall
On Dec. 21, 1998 Randy Edsall became the 27th head coach in University of Connecticut football history. At UConn, Edsall has overseen the program's move from the NCAA's football Division I championship subdivision (Division I-AA) to its Division I Bowl subdivision (Division I-A) and the opening of the $91 million Rentschler Field in East Hartford in 2003 and the $48 million Burton Family Football Complex and Mark R. Shenkman Training Center in 2006. He also led the team to its first three Division I-A bowl game appearances and its first Big East championship. Born on Aug. 27, 1958, Edsall grew up in Glen Rock, Pa. where he was a three-year letter winner in football, basketball and baseball a... Show more »
On Dec. 21, 1998 Randy Edsall became the 27th head coach in University of Connecticut football history. At UConn, Edsall has overseen the program's move from the NCAA's football Division I championship subdivision (Division I-AA) to its Division I Bowl subdivision (Division I-A) and the opening of the $91 million Rentschler Field in East Hartford in 2003 and the $48 million Burton Family Football Complex and Mark R. Shenkman Training Center in 2006. He also led the team to its first three Division I-A bowl game appearances and its first Big East championship. Born on Aug. 27, 1958, Edsall grew up in Glen Rock, Pa. where he was a three-year letter winner in football, basketball and baseball at Susquehanna High School in Glen Rock. Edsall went to Syracuse University, where he earned one varsity letter as a quarterback and a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1980. He added a master's degree in health and physical education in 1982 from Syracuse. After finishing his playing career at Syracuse, Edsall began his coaching career at the school in 1980 as a graduate assistant. From 1991-93, he coached defensive backs at Boston College under Tom Coughlin before coaching the same position from 1994-97 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, also under Coughlin. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Drama In New Haven Mayoral Race, UConn Football

    In the first segment, Stan is joined by Christopher Keating, capitol bureau chief at the Hartford Courant, as they discuss the latest in the New Haven mayoral race.
  • Stocky Maryland lineman Andre Monroe hopes NFL teams focus more on production than his height

    Stocky Maryland lineman Andre Monroe hopes NFL teams focus more on production than his height
    Growing up in Upper Marlboro, Andre Monroe attended the University of Pittsburgh football camp in hopes of earning a scholarship. Although Monroe impressed the Panthers coaching staff, the St. John's College High School standout was soon informed that...

    Byron Jones Jumps At Chance To Visit ESPN Headquarters

    Byron Jones Jumps At Chance To Visit ESPN Headquarters
    BRISTOL — When Byron Jones arrived at ESPN headquarters Friday afternoon, tape measures awaited. Of course they did. Jones, the former UConn cornerback, spent four seasons playing himself into the NFL draft conversation and in February set what is...

    Delaware linebacker David Mackall invited to Ravens' local prospect day

    Delaware linebacker David Mackall invited to Ravens' local prospect day
    Delaware middle linebacker David Mackall has been invited to Tuesday's Ravens' local prospect day. The Edmondson graduate recorded 84 tackles (3.5 for losses), one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery last season. "I...

    As Big Ten football rises, Maryland and other programs try to keep pace

    The Big Ten Conference was not considered among college football's elite for most of last season. Its downward trend had started years before, when leagues such as the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Conference and even the Pacific-12 Conference had raced...