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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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  • Penn State coach Patrick Chambers reprimanded by Big Ten for comments after Terps game

    Penn State coach Patrick Chambers reprimanded by Big Ten for comments after Terps game
    The Big Ten has issued a public reprimand of Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers for his postgame comments about the officiating in Maryland's 76-73 win over the Nittany Lions on Saturday night. The conference has also fined the school...
  • Ralph Friedgen out as Rutgers offensive coordinator

    Ralph Friedgen out as Rutgers offensive coordinator
    UPDATE: Rutgers has announced that Ralph Friedgen will move to the role of special assistant to head coach Kyle Flood. Ben McDaniels has been promoted to become the Scarlet Knights' new offensive coordinator.   Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen...
  • After disciplined upbringing, former Calvert Hall defensive star Adrian Amos ready for the NFL

    After disciplined upbringing, former Calvert Hall defensive star Adrian Amos ready for the NFL
    Penn State safety Adrian Amos read Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's eyes, remaining patient as he anticipated the path of the throw. Only a sophomore, Amos knew he had waited long enough to make his move. He jumped the passing lane and made the...
  • Looking back at Maryland football's 2011 recruiting class

    The majority of Maryland’s 2011 recruiting class is no longer playing for the Terps, having either graduated, given up football or transferred to another school. Here is a look back at that class, which was Randy Edsall’s first as Maryland&...
  • Terps QB signee Gage Shaffer reminds Randy Edsall of Dan Orlovsky

    Terps QB signee Gage Shaffer reminds Randy Edsall of Dan Orlovsky
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall got his first extensive look at Gage Shaffer during a football camp at Maryland in June, watching as the unheralded 6-foot-7, 205-pound quarterback from Short Gap, W.Va., took part in various drills. Edsall offered Shaffer...
  • Four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince chooses Alabama over Terps, Ohio State

    Four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince chooses Alabama over Terps, Ohio State
    Eleanor Roosevelt offensive tackle Isaiah Prince, whom Rivals rates as the top Class of 2015 prospect from Maryland, has orally committed to Alabama, a source confirmed. Maryland and Ohio State were other schools Prince was considering in his final...
  • Post-injury dealings contributed to cornerback Darnell Savage committing to Terps

    Post-injury dealings contributed to cornerback Darnell Savage committing to Terps
    Darnell Savage was hurt the second game of the season, suffering a broken femur that led to be a brief hospital stay and left him unable to play again during his junior season at Caravel Academy in Newark, Del. This was long before Savage established...
  • Analysts identify potential sleepers in Maryland's recruiting class

    Analysts identify potential sleepers in Maryland's recruiting class
    Offensive lineman Quarvez Boulware, defensive lineman Adam McLean and wide receiver D.J. Moore are the headliners of Maryland’s recruiting class, four-star prospects who will carry the expectation of developing into significant contributors....
  • Notable leftover quotes from Terps' Signing Day news conference

    Maryland coach Randy Edsall spent 25 minutes Wednesday introducing the 18 members of the Terps’ recruiting class and answering various questions about the class. Some of Edsall’s quotes made it into my story for Thursday’s paper....
  • Maryland's football recruiting class goes heavy on linemen

    Games against teams such as Ohio State and Wisconsin contributed to Maryland football coach Randy Edsall's urgency. He watched as his offensive line was overmatched and overwhelmed by clearly superior opponents. What Edsall realized? The Terps need to...
  • Terps' rivalry with Penn State 'more of a football thing right now'

    Terps' rivalry with Penn State 'more of a football thing right now'
    Anyone expecting any gamesmanship prior to tipoff Wednesday between Maryland and Penn State at Xfinity Center might be disappointed. Terps coach Mark Turgeon and Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers have not staged a war of words as their respective...