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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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  • Keith Dudzinski runs his first practice as Terps' defensive coordinator

    Keith Dudzinski runs his first practice as Terps' defensive coordinator
    When the Maryland football team took the field at Byrd Stadium Wednesday morning for the first day of spring practice, players on the defensive side took calls from a coach who was new, but familiar.
  • Father of three Quinton Jefferson has learned to keep football in perspective

    Father of three Quinton Jefferson has learned to keep football in perspective
    Maryland defensive end Quinton Jefferson has spent the past four years learning a lot about patience. And life. Jefferson, who will be heading into his senior season in the fall, had his arrival to college delayed several months by a broken jaw...

    Shane Cockerille and Perry Hills will take snaps as Maryland kicks off spring football

    Shane Cockerille and Perry Hills will take snaps as Maryland kicks off spring football
    Maryland's spring football practices begin Wednesday, and one of the biggest concerns for the Terps will be replacing C.J. Brown at quarterback. Caleb Rowe, the likeliest candidate to start, will be sidelined for the spring as he continues to...

    Former Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart hired by Nebraska

    Former Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart hired by Nebraska
    It didn’t take long for former Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart to land a new job. Less than a week after parting amicably -- it was called a “mutual” decision, according to Maryland coach Randy Edsall -- Stewart was...

    Recruiting Sixth-Grade Football Players? Too Soon

    Recruiting Sixth-Grade Football Players? Too Soon
    For years now, Craig Bryden of Enfield has been unafraid, even eager, to share his son Daron's quarterback skills with the world. The Huffington Post posted a trick shot video of Daron in February 2011 that already had been broadcast on ESPN. Daron...