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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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  • Dixon's Journey Made Him A Leader

    Dixon's Journey Made Him A Leader
    Andre Dixon took us into his locker room. Randy Edsall took us into his heart. It was quite a tour. UConn saved its most complete performance for last. The Huskies ended the longest football season known to man Saturday by picking up the yoke a final...
  • Not Women's Or Men's, Just Greatness

    Tina Charles flew in from Russia. Kemba Walker, Randy Edsall, Richard Blumenthal — the who's who of Connecticut — descended from all parts Nutmeg. In the middle of Geno Auriemma's postgame press conference on this historic night, even the...
  • ACC's 2010 bowl season produces mixed results as conference strives for credibility

    ACC's 2010 bowl season produces mixed results as conference strives for credibility
    The good and bad — yin and yang, if you prefer — of college football's just-completed postseason. As viewed through predominantly ACC-colored bifocals. Good: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Michael Dyer were electric...
  • Historic Saturday is a chance for ACC to improve image

    Historic Saturday is a chance for ACC to improve image
    As Valentine's Day gifts go, it wasn't bling, dark chocolate or racy lingerie. But when the ACC unveiled this season's football schedule Feb. 14, no date matched the appeal of Sept. 17. Sure enough, the day has emerged as advertised: an historic...
  • Bowl bid secured, time for Virginia to get greedy

    Bowl bid secured, time for Virginia to get greedy
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Virginia didn't earn a championship Saturday. Or clinch a winning season. Or even beat a quality opponent. Yet there the Cavaliers were, dancing outside their locker room as the band played and fans cheered and administrators...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • Rossomando Brings Change In Culture To Central

    Rossomando Brings Change In Culture To Central
    NEW BRITAIN — Behind them was a wild 31-27 victory over No. 7 Towson, arguably the greatest victory in the history of the football program. Ahead for the Central Connecticut Blue Devils last Saturday night was a five-hour bus ride home. "It was...
  • SEC coaches, Notre Dame featured today in as the expansion talk turns …

     
    Big East football coaches want the league to give Notre Dame an ultimatum; SEC coaches weigh in on expansion talk....
  • College Football 2010 Rankings: No. 40 Connecticut

     
    College Football 2010 Rankings: No. 40 Connecticut The Orlando Sentinel’s 2010 college football preseason rankings will count down Football Bowl Subdivision teams from 120 to 1....
  • Maryland, Georgia unveil new uniforms

     
    Maryland, Georgia unveil new uniforms...
  • Five college football games to watch in Week 1

     
    Five college football games to watch in Week 1...