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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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  • Deflating loss diminishes Terps' bowl status, but not their first Big Ten season

    Deflating loss diminishes Terps' bowl status, but not their first Big Ten season
    There was a lot at stake on Saturday at Byrd Stadium and everybody knew it. The Maryland Terrapins were in a position to improve their bowl status with a victory over Rutgers and -- for most of the first half -- it looked like they would do that without...
  • Preview: Rutgers at Maryland

    Maryland is headed to a bowl game, which should be enough to appease fans in the school's first season in the Big Ten. But the Terrapins have momentum on their minds as well - and they can build some heading into the postseason as they host the Rutgers...
  • 'The Fridge' set to make return to Byrd Stadium

    'The Fridge' set to make return to Byrd Stadium
    Ralph Friedgen's talking has been done in private. The former Maryland coach and current Rutgers offensive coordinator was not made available to the media this week, per Rutgers' in-season policy restricting access to assistant coaches. Scarlet...
  • Terps beat writers predict the outcome of Maryland-Rutgers

    Each week during Big Ten play, the Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs, another Maryland football beat writer and I share our predictions for the Terps’ upcoming game. This week’s rotating writer is Daniel Popper from The Diamondback,...
  • In senior season, Terps defensive end Keith Bowers leaves mark

    In senior season, Terps defensive end Keith Bowers leaves mark
    Maryland defensive end Keith Bowers had two choices. Michigan State center Jack Allen was barreling toward him, intent on plowing through Bowers and creating a hole for Spartans running back Jeremy Langford to pick up the necessary three yards on a...
  • Lee Hull and Morgan State have overcome long odds to reach FCS playoffs

    Lee Hull and Morgan State have overcome long odds to reach FCS playoffs
    There's a sense of dread hovering over Morgan State football coach Lee Hull, but it has little to do with Richmond, his team's opponent in its first Football Championship Subdivision playoff game in school history. "I still think I'm dreaming and that...
  • With new approach, Terps' Jake Wheeler finds new role at left tackle

    With new approach, Terps' Jake Wheeler finds new role at left tackle
    The process has been gradual for Maryland left tackle Jake Wheeler, the growth from a 235-pound freshman in 2010 into a 315-pound redshirt senior capable of holding up physically against Big Ten defensive linemen. Wheeler’s rise from little-used...
  • Looking back at recent matchups between Maryland and Rutgers

    Looking back at recent matchups between Maryland and Rutgers
    Seven of the nine previous games between Maryland and Rutgers were played years before Terps coach Randy Edsall was even born, with only two of those meetings coming since 1942. Here is a look back at those two most recent matchups: Sept. 26, 2009...
  • UConn Losses, On Field, On Roster, Keep On Mounting

    UConn Losses, On Field, On Roster, Keep On Mounting
    STORRS – When the UConn football team ended the 2013 season with three consecutive wins against AAC opponents, there was some optimism for 2014. The Huskies defeated Temple on the road, showed some grit to overpower rival Rutgers, which was heading...
  • After big week, future bright for Randy Edsall and Terps football program

    After big week, future bright for Randy Edsall and Terps football program
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall turned back to the Terps' sideline and tossed his headset about 20 feet into the air before walking toward midfield at Michigan Stadium with both arms raised triumphantly. This was more than just a win. This was the...
  • The good and bad from Maryland football's 23-16 win over Michigan

    Maryland beat Michigan, 23-16, on Saturday to improve to 7-4, including 4-3 in the Big Ten, heading into Saturday’s regular season finale against Rutgers. Here is what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective during that game: THE...