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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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  • Preview: Brigham Young at Connecticut

    New Connecticut coach Bob Diaco won't have to look very far for inspiration when he makes his coaching debut at home on Friday against Brigham Young. Diaco – a former linebacker at Iowa in the mid-1990s – takes over a program coming off three straight losing seasons since the departure of Randy Edsall, who guided Connecticut to its first-ever BCS bowl game appearance. The Huskies posted their worst record since 2001 last year and went 13-23 under Paul Pasqualoni and T.J. Weist.
  • Terps football notes on Taivon Jacobs, Nnamdi Egbuaba and Saturday's uniforms

    Terps football notes on Taivon Jacobs, Nnamdi Egbuaba and Saturday's uniforms
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs is listed as a backup at wide receiver, but coach Randy Edsall said the Terps have packages to utilize Jacobs' speed and elusiveness. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Jacobs is considered the...

    It Was Ugly (3-9): A Lost Season From The Start

    Looking Back At 2013: It Was Ugly (3-9) A Lost Season From The Start By COLIN MCDONOUGH cmcdonough@courant.com There weren't a lot of highlights for UConn last year, and fan interest seemed to dim as the season wore on. A recap of good and bad from...

    Maryland football notes on Derrick Hayward, Levern Jacobs and more

    Maryland football notes on Derrick Hayward, Levern Jacobs and more
    COLLEGE PARK — Derrick Hayward did not look natural at tight end during the early part of preseason practice. Hayward, a redshirt freshman who signed with Maryland as an outside linebacker, lacked fluidity as a route runner. He was also...

    Preview: James Madison at Maryland

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: James Madison at Maryland The road is sure to get tougher and the competition stiffer. But in perhaps Maryland's most anticipated season in school history, the Terrapins will open with what should be an easy victory at home...