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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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  • Rolfe breaks tie, helps D.C. United top Whitecaps, 2-1

    Rolfe breaks tie, helps D.C. United top Whitecaps, 2-1
    Chris Rolfe broke a tie in the 64th minute to help D.C. United beat the 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, on Saturday night in British Columbia. D.C. United (4-1-2) ran its unbeaten streak to five games. Whitecaps captain Pedro Morales opened the scoring in the second minute, and Bobby Boswell tied it in the ninth. Vancouver (5-3-1) was reduced to 10 men in the 42nd minute when referee David Gantar showed midfielder Matias Laba a second yellow for clipping the foot of onrushing Fabian Espindola. Laba also was cared for in the 34th minute for a handball.
  • UConn's Byron Jones Takes Skills To Next Level: NFL

     UConn's Byron Jones Takes Skills To Next Level: NFL
    Byron Jones played for the Connecticut Basketball Club, an AAU team in New Britain, from the time he was 10 through his sophomore year at St. Paul High School in Bristol. The start of one game in particular stood out. The team was doing layup drills, and...

    Kevin Ollie Wouldn't Be First UConn Coach To Pull Quick Exit

    Kevin Ollie Wouldn't Be First UConn Coach To Pull Quick Exit
    From The Courant Archives: Were UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie to leave Storrs for the NBA he wouldn't be the first coach of a major Husky program to catch players and fans off guard. Here's a look back at how The Courant told the story when the...

    Converted Terps wrestler Spencer Myers, several other local players working out for Redskins today, sources say

    Converted Terps wrestler Spencer Myers, several other local players working out for Redskins today, sources say
    Maryland All-American wrestler and defensive lineman Spencer Myers is working out for the Washington Redskins today at their local prospect day, according to sources. Other Maryland players slated to work out for the Redskins today include linebackers...

    Ravens' local prospect day has distinct Terps feel

    Ravens' local prospect day has distinct Terps feel
    Maryland linebacker Matt Robinson felt like he was still playing for the Terps as he scanned the field Tuesday while auditioning for the Ravens during their local prospect day. A heavy contingent of Maryland players worked out for the Ravens at their...