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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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  • Andrea Kraus wins Doherty senior title again

    Women's golf Kraus wins Doherty senior title again Andrea Kraus of Baltimore won her second Doherty Senior Women's Amateur Championship title in three years Saturday at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Kraus, 53, defeated Marilyn...
  • St. Frances linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba commits to Maryland, his coach says

    St. Frances linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba commits to Maryland, his coach says
    St. Frances linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba committed to Maryland on Sunday morning, his coach said Sunday night, capping a short-lived college recruitment that began when the senior was offered last week. “He’s just a type of kid that you would...
  • Analyst: Diaco, New Staff Have A Better Handle On Recruiting

    Analyst: Diaco, New Staff Have A Better Handle On Recruiting
    For the record, new UConn football coach Bob Diaco, like his two predecessors, didn't look to recruiting sites for players. "With respect to who suits our needs for that particular year we'll create a good working list of who those guys are and try to...
  • Where did Maryland's recruiting class come from?

    Where did Maryland's recruiting class come from?
    You often hear college football coaches talk about their school's recruiting footprint. But with Maryland picking up and leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the more Midwest-based Big Ten Conference, just where did coach Randy Edsall and the Terps...
  • Maryland football coaches react to Damian Prince picking Terps

    Maryland football coaches react to Damian Prince picking Terps
    Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said he didn't know whether Damian Prince was signing with the Terps until the five-star offensive tackle made his announcment on ESPNU on Wednesday morning. Here's video that Maryland athletics took from inside...
  • Maryland goes heavy on the offensive line as it prepares to compete in Big Ten

    Maryland goes heavy on the offensive line as it prepares to compete in Big Ten
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's football team introduced a 17-member recruiting class Wednesday that — while not highly ranked — left the coaches giddy. Their excitement was based largely on the signing day addition of top target Damian Prince...
  • Star Search? Diaco Dismisses Recruiting Sites' Assessments

    Star Search? Diaco Dismisses Recruiting Sites' Assessments
    You can have the escargot. Bob Diaco will take the cheeseburger. More on that later, but first the National Signing Day menu: Scout ranked UConn's incoming freshman football class 119th out of 125 schools and last in the AAC. Rivals ranked UConn 111th...
  • A look at Maryland's history with five-star recruits

    A look at Maryland's history with five-star recruits
    There's no question Maryland's signing of five-star offensive tackle Damian Prince was a positive sign for the program as the Terps transition into the Big Ten. But as the excitment from Wednesday's announcement dies down a bit, it's worth noting that a...
  • Former Pro Bowl receiver Keenan McCardell joining Terps' staff

    Former Pro Bowl receiver Keenan McCardell joining Terps' staff
    Randy Edsall was a 38-year-old defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars when wide receiver Keenan McCardell arrived as a free agent for the 1996 season. McCardell, who came from the Cleveland Browns, became one of the most valuable...
  • Maryland coaches Mark Turgeon, Brenda Frese initially opposed move to Big Ten

    Maryland coaches Mark Turgeon, Brenda Frese initially opposed move to Big Ten
    COLLEGE PARKĀ — A year ago, coaches representing the University of Maryland's 19 athletic teams lined up across the back wall of a meeting room in the student union, all dressed in red. The plan, according to an internal email, was to present a...
  • Elvin Hayes Likes The Look Of The New AAC

    HOUSTON — As the Houston Cougars' radio analyst, Elvin Hayes is at every game, but when the Big E walks into Hofheinz, it is still far from routine. One of the legendary names of basketball, Hayes, 68, savors what he is doing now and marvels at how...