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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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  • Terps commits Fraser, Gillespie combine for 19 at All America game

    Terps commits Fraser, Gillespie combine for 19 at All America game
    A trio of girls players with local connections combined to score 23 points and help lead the East over the West, 89-87, in the McDonald's All American Game on Wednesday night at Chicago's United Center. Brianna Fraser, who has signed with Maryland, was...
  • Searching ... Searching ... No UConn Starting QB Yet

    Searching ... Searching ... No UConn Starting QB Yet
    STORRS — Note to future UConn football opponents: don't make the mistake of tagging quarterback Bryant Shirreffs as one dimensional. Shirreffs, a 6-foot-1, 216-pound sophomore transfer from N.C. State who had to sit out last season per NCAA...
  • Speed will be key for City grad Adrian Coxson on Pro Day

    Speed will be key for City grad Adrian Coxson on Pro Day
    After rising at dawn for months for grueling training sessions in Bel Air conducted by retired Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail, former City blue-chip wide receiver Adrian Coxson knows he has a lot riding on this week. Following a relatively nomadic...
  • Cornerback transfer D'Andre Payne glad to be back close to home at Maryland

    Cornerback transfer D'Andre Payne glad to be back close to home at Maryland
    Maryland cornerback D'Andre Payne is back home. A year after leaving H.D. Woodson High in Washington for Tennessee as a four-star prospect, Payne is starting his college career over as a Terp. The 5-9, 180-pound sophomore transferred in January. At...
  • Maryland football notes: Brad Craddock taking honors in stride

    Maryland football notes: Brad Craddock taking honors in stride
    Over the course of his Maryland football career, kicker Brad Craddock has accumulated some pretty impressive honors. After winning last season's Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top collegiate kicker, the rising senior will have plenty of eyes on...
  • Terps hire former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach Terry Richardson

    Terps hire former Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach Terry Richardson
    Maryland has filled a vacancy on its coaching staff with a former assistant who coached under Randy Edsall at Connecticut and spent the past two seasons coaching in the NFL. The Terps hired former Jacksonville Jaguars running backs coach Terry...
  • Terps defensive lineman David Shaw to miss about five months after knee surgery

    Terps defensive lineman David Shaw to miss about five months after knee surgery
    Rising sophomore defensive lineman David Shaw, who was expected to compete for a first-team role this spring, is likely to miss about five months after undergoing knee surgery, coach Randy Edsall said Monday. "It is a pre-existing injury that happened...
  • UConn Opens Spring Practice As Juco QB Watches

     UConn Opens Spring Practice As Juco QB Watches
    STORRS — The Huskies opened spring practice on Saturday morning. The players didn't have pads on. There was no hitting. One player in particular didn't have a helmet, jersey or shorts on but sure wore a competitive scowl well. Laney Junior...
  • Father of three Quinton Jefferson has learned to keep football in perspective

    Father of three Quinton Jefferson has learned to keep football in perspective
    Maryland defensive end Quinton Jefferson has spent the past four years learning a lot about patience. And life. Jefferson, who will be heading into his senior season in the fall, had his arrival to college delayed several months by a broken jaw...
  • Keith Dudzinski runs his first practice as Terps' defensive coordinator

    Keith Dudzinski runs his first practice as Terps' defensive coordinator
    When the Maryland football team took the field at Byrd Stadium Wednesday morning for the first day of spring practice, players on the defensive side took calls from a coach who was new, but familiar. Newly-promoted defensive coordinator Keith...
  • Shane Cockerille and Perry Hills will take snaps as Maryland kicks off spring football

    Shane Cockerille and Perry Hills will take snaps as Maryland kicks off spring football
    Maryland's spring football practices begin Wednesday, and one of the biggest concerns for the Terps will be replacing C.J. Brown at quarterback. Caleb Rowe, the likeliest candidate to start, will be sidelined for the spring as he continues to...