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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. In the final two segments, Stan talks with Fox CT Sports Director Rich Coppola and WTIC-...
  • 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...
  • Stefon Diggs 'back on track' and other Terps notes

    Stefon Diggs 'back on track' and other Terps notes
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs was relegated to working with the second-team offense for most of the second half of preseason practice, and coach Randy Edsall made clear he would remain with the second team until he improved....
  • Defense the early key for Terrapins

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Maryland - INSIDE SLANT Everyone's talking about sixth-year quarterback C.J. Brown and a potentially explosive offense but if the Terrapins open their 2014 season with a bang, it's probably going to be the...
  • Preview: Brigham Young at Connecticut

    SportsDirect Inc. 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-...
  • Highly touted Terps freshman Jesse Aniebonam could be factor as pass rusher

    Highly touted Terps freshman Jesse Aniebonam could be factor as pass rusher
    COLLEGE PARK — Like most football roommates, Maryland linebackers L.A. Goree and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil constantly talk about football. Goree and Cudjoe-Virgil talk about practice. They talk about defensive game plans. They talk about what’s...
  • Maryland looking for safety Anthony Nixon to be more than just 'Steady Eddie'

    Maryland looking for safety Anthony Nixon to be more than just 'Steady Eddie'
    COLLEGE PARK — During one preseason practice, Maryland safety Anthony Nixon read the eyes of quarterback Caleb Rowe, jumped in front of wide receiver Levern Jacobs and was in perfect position for an interception in the middle of the field. But the...
  • Navy lacrosse adds ex-Severn, Terps star Phipps to staff

    Former Severn and Maryland star Michael Phipps has joined Navy's coaching staff. A native of Annapolis, Phipps, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at High Point, replaces former Midshipmen offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert, who left...
  • Two former Terps will face Maryland as members of James Madison football team

    Two former Terps will face Maryland as members of James Madison football team
    Titus Till and Jeremiah Wilson both left Maryland for James Madison after Randy Edsall's first year as the Terps' coach in 2011. Both will return to College Park on Saturday when Maryland hosts James Madison. Till was a four-star recruit when he...
  • Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever

    Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever
    COLLEGE PARK -- L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety. Goree was a contributor for Maryland even while lacking prototypical size. But he is ...
  • Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice

    Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice
    Maryland players wrapped up preseason practice Thursday and moved their belongings out of Dorchester Hall, their home for preseason camp, later in the day. The focus for players and coaches is now firmly on the Terps' season-opener against James Madison...