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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

Top Randy Edsall Articles

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  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...
  • Terps safety Sean Davis flashes upside at cornerback

    Terps safety Sean Davis flashes upside at cornerback
      The move was made simply by necessity, a product of injuries continuing to pile up for Maryland at cornerback. But Terps coach Randy Edsall became intrigued by Sean Davis’ potential at cornerback as early as Davis' first practices at the...
  • Memorial A Joyful Moment For Jasper Howard's Fiancee

    Memorial A Joyful Moment For Jasper Howard's Fiancee
    Jazz's daughter is 4 now. Ja'Miya Howard is full of life. She is all personality. "She loves to sing. She loves to dance," said Daneisha Freeman, Ja'Miya's mom and Jasper Howard's fiancée. "She does gymnastics. She started preschool and she loves it....
  • Penn State vs. Maryland Gameday

    Penn State vs. Maryland Gameday
    PENN STATE (4-3) VS. MARYLAND (5-3) Noon at Beaver Stadium TV: ESPN2. Radio: WAEB-AM 790 Series: Penn State leads 35-1-1. Last meeting: Penn State 70-7 in 1993. PROBABLE STARTERS PENN STATE OFFENSE WR, 7 Geno Lewis, Soph. LT, 59,...
  • Maryland apologizes for pre-game 'handshake'

    Maryland apologizes for pre-game 'handshake'
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall and athletic director Kevin Anderson apologized Saturday for a coin toss at which there was no customary handshake. Maryland's captains refused to shake hands with their Penn State counterparts before the game at Beaver...
  • On The Fly: Controversial Maryland Handshake Agreement

    On The Fly: Controversial Maryland Handshake Agreement
    What a strange day for old friend Randy Edsall. Before Maryland's 20-19 victory at Penn State, Edsall's three captains refused to shake hands with Penn State's captains during the coin toss. The snub was interpreted as classless and Edsall bore the...
  • 'Let the rivalry begin,' Maryland coach says after 20-19 win over Penn State

    'Let the rivalry begin,' Maryland coach says after 20-19 win over Penn State
    STATE COLLEGE — Randy Edsall grew up a Maryland fan in southeastern Pennsylvania, so Saturday meant something extra to him. Even after a contrite nod about the pregame festivities, the Maryland coach couldn't contain his glee at winning at...
  • Jasper Howard Honored With Memorial Statue At Rentschler Field

    Jasper Howard Honored With Memorial Statue At Rentschler Field
    EAST HARTFORD — They gathered around the memorial statue as rain fell during the final seconds of the first half Saturday afternoon. Friends, family and teammates of Jasper Howard huddled together before the unveiling of a granite No. 6 monument...
  • Big Ten fares poorly in first playoff rankings

    When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money. Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
  • After blowout loss, Terps have 'moved on' to matchup with Penn State

    After blowout loss, Terps have 'moved on' to matchup with Penn State
    The typical Sunday after a game for Maryland includes a team meeting led by coach Randy Edsall inside the auditorium at Gossett Team House. On most Sundays, Edsall will assess the team's previous game, go through film and discuss the week ahead,...
  • The good and bad from Maryland's 52-7 loss to Wisconsin

    Maryland's football team lost to Wisconsin, 52-7, on Saturday in Madison. Here is a rundown of what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective: THE GOOD It’s over and only counts as one loss There were some small positives throughout...