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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-...
  • Giants Pick UConn Receiver Geremy Davis In 6th Round

     Giants Pick UConn Receiver Geremy Davis In 6th Round
    UConn's second and final offering in the NFL draft came Saturday when wide receiver Geremy Davis was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round. Davis was the 186th pick overall. "It's a blessing to be in the NFL," Davis said by phone shortly...
  • Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson (City) signing with Green Bay Packers, sources say

    Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson (City) signing with Green Bay Packers, sources say
    Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson is signing with the Green Bay Packers, according to sources. The former City standout ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 and 4.33 seconds. Coxson visited the Kansas City Chiefs, was scheduled to visit the Packers...
  • Jones' Versatility, Ability Land Him In Dallas

    In the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, there was discussion about the versatility and athleticism of Byron Jones, from playing cornerback and safety at UConn to his impressive work at the NFL combine in February and the UConn Pro Day in March. In the...
  • UConn's Byron Jones Goes No. 27 To Dallas Cowboys

    UConn's Byron Jones Goes No. 27 To Dallas Cowboys
    Cornerback Byron Jones became the second player in the history of the UConn football program to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys took him with the No. 27 pick overall. Donald Brown (No. 27 in 2009 by...
  • Adrian Coxson (City) hopeful of getting name called during draft, says he's a 'sleeper'

    Adrian Coxson (City) hopeful of getting name called during draft, says he's a 'sleeper'
    Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson began the NFL draft process as a likely priority free agent. Following a strong Pro Day workout where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 and 4.33 seconds and a flurry of workouts and visits, the former City...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland wide receiver Deon Long participating in Redskins, Ravens' local prospect day, sources say

    Maryland wide receiver Deon Long participating in Redskins, Ravens' local prospect day, sources say
    Maryland wide receiver Deon Long is participating in the Redskins and Ravens' local prospect day, according to sources. Long ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 to 4.58 seconds at the Terps' Pro Day workout before 30 NFL teams, including New England Patriots...