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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-...
  • Terps kicker Brad Craddock has had 'very special season'

    Terps kicker Brad Craddock has had 'very special season'
    The question came from an Australian reporter following Maryland's win over Iowa on Oct. 18: "How do you rate your kicker?" Terps coach Randy Edsall got choked up mid-answer, pausing for a moment before continuing to talk about how proud Brad Craddock's...
  • Catching Up With ... Roger Shoals, ex-Maryland and NFL tackle

    Catching Up With ... Roger Shoals, ex-Maryland and NFL tackle
    As an offensive tackle for Maryland's football team, Roger Shoals gouged out holes wide enough to drive a Cadillac through. Now, the former Terp star sells the cars. "Retire? I like working," said Shoals, 76, part-owner of a Cadillac-Buick dealership in...
  • Some leftover quotes from story on Maryland AD Kevin Anderson

    I wrote a story on Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson for Thursday’s paper. Here are some leftover quotes from my interviews with Anderson, former Terps men's basketball coach Gary Williams and former Maryland star football player Shawne...
  • Stanford QB Kevin Hogan looking forward to playing 'hometown' Terps

    A defining moment of Kevin Hogan's high school career came on Oct. 2, 2010. Displaying many of the same skills and attributes that have enabled him to have a successful three-year run as the starting quarterback at Stanford, Hogan guided Gonzaga College...
  • Stanford's Ty Montgomery 'slightly ahead of schedule' in recovery from shoulder injury

    Stanford's Ty Montgomery 'slightly ahead of schedule' in recovery from shoulder injury
    Stanford senior wide receiver Ty Montgomery is making progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for most of the Cardinal’s final two regular-season games, coach David Shaw said. “Ty is slightly ahead of schedule...
  • With football, hoops playing well, Maryland AD Kevin Anderson sees 'some exciting days to come'

    With football, hoops playing well, Maryland AD Kevin Anderson sees 'some exciting days to come'
    Kevin Anderson was standing by watching as Maryland football coach Randy Edsall conducted an interview following the Terps' second win in their history over Penn State on Nov. 1 at Beaver Stadium. When a reporter went up to Anderson to shake his hand...
  • Randy Edsall lays out Terps' bowl week schedule

    Randy Edsall lays out Terps' bowl week schedule
    The buildup to the Foster Farms Bowl for Maryland will include practice and normal game-week responsibilities. The Terps will also have an opportunity to enjoy different aspects of San Francisco in advance of the game, which will be played at Levi’s...
  • Against Stanford, Terps set to take 'another step' in successful season

    Against Stanford, Terps set to take 'another step' in successful season
    The question was about recruiting, asked during a conference call in early December after Maryland secured oral commitments from two top local prospects. Maryland coach Randy Edsall's answer, however, sounded true about more than just that one area:...
  • Terps' Stefon Diggs undecided on declaring for NFL draft, Randy Edsall says

    Terps' Stefon Diggs undecided on declaring for NFL draft, Randy Edsall says
    Maryland junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs is in the process of deciding whether to forgo his final season with the Terps and declare for the 2015 NFL draft, coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday. Edsall said he has reached out to NFL general managers and...
  • Stefon Diggs tweets about Maryland football's hometown 'movement'

    Stefon Diggs tweets about Maryland football's hometown 'movement'
    Stefon Diggs was the headliner of Maryland’s 2012 recruiting class, the first big-name local prospect to sign with the Terps after Randy Edsall’s hiring in 2011. Other top local prospects such as offensive lineman Damian Prince and outside...