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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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  • Maryland's Stefon Diggs suspended and Randy Edsall reprimanded for sportsmanship violations

    Maryland's Stefon Diggs suspended and Randy Edsall reprimanded for sportsmanship violations
    The Big Ten has suspended Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs one game for his actions prior to Saturday's win at Penn State. The conference also issued a public reprimand of Terps coach Randy Edsall and fined Maryland $10,000. Diggs and other...
  • The good and bad from the Terps' 20-19 win over Penn State

    Maryland beat Penn State, 20-19, on Saturday in State College, Pa. Here is a rundown of what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective: THE GOOD The win This was an important victory for Maryland’s program. Was it pretty? No. Did...
  • Maryland's unsportsmanlike conduct

    By not punishing the Maryland co-captains who refused to shake hands with Penn State's co-captains, Maryland coach Randy Edsall was saying that behavior was OK. He should have benched all of them for the first quarter. As evident by his post-game...
  • Big Ten reprimands Maryland football for violating sportsmanship policy before Penn State game

    Big Ten reprimands Maryland football for violating sportsmanship policy before Penn State game
    The Big Ten office today issued a public reprimand of Maryland football head coach Randy Edsall and student-athlete Stefon Diggs and imposed a one-game suspension of Diggs for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy prior to the Penn State game on Nov....
  • Terps obviously have some growing up to do

    There were a lot of Maryland football fans scratching their heads after the Terps refused to shake hands with their Penn State counterparts during the coin toss before Saturday’s game and also were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct...
  • After struggling last week, Terps set to face Penn State's tough defense

    After struggling last week, Terps set to face Penn State's tough defense
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall spent Saturday night in front of a television, watching as Penn State's defense helped the Nittany Lions erase a 17-point halftime deficit to nearly beat No. 13 Ohio State. The Buckeyes entered Saturday having scored at least...
  • Penn State's Adrian Amos leads trio of local contributors against Maryland

    Penn State's Adrian Amos leads trio of local contributors against Maryland
    Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis spoke to Adrian Amos the day before the start of this year's NFL draft. "I told him, 'If you do what you're supposed to do and stay the course, a year from right now, we're all going to be geared up for you to...
  • Terps football notes on forecast, Shawne Merriman's visit, more

    Terps football notes on forecast, Shawne Merriman's visit, more
    When it was sunny and around 60 degrees in College Park on Tuesday, Maryland coach Randy Edsall joked about that weather not being beneficial for the Terps as they prepared for Saturday’s game at Penn State. At that time, weather.com was calling...
  • Penn State game has special significance for Maryland

    Inside Gossett Team House, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall emphasized to his players that there is something different about Saturday's game at Penn State. "He has brought up how important it is for us and how important it is for the state,"...
  • Brad Craddock's late field goal gives Terps their first-ever win at Penn State

    Seated at a desk inside the visiting media room at Beaver Stadium, Maryland coach Randy Edsall looked out at the reporters assembled before him and said, “Let the rivalry begin.” This was a win Edsall and Maryland badly wanted. Penn State...
  • After Terps refuse to shake hands with Penn State captains, Randy Edsall apologizes for snub

    After Terps refuse to shake hands with Penn State captains, Randy Edsall apologizes for snub
    Maryland football coach Randy Edsall began his postgame news conference Saturday with an apology. Before the pregame coin toss, Maryland's game captains — tight end P.J. Gallo, wide receiver Stefon Diggs and safety Sean Davis — refused to...