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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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  • Playing Maryland 'absolutely special' for Michigan's Blake Countess, a Reisterstown native

    Texts were exchanged last week, friendly trash talk between Michigan cornerback Blake Countess and some of his former teammates in advance of Saturday's game between Maryland and the Wolverines. The game has added meaning for Countess, a Reisterstown...
  • Plank's relationship with UMD is multilayered

    Plank's relationship with UMD is multilayered
    When the University of Maryland committed to joining the Big Ten Conference, media pundits speculated that Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank played a key role behind the scenes. Two years later, Plank wants to set the record straight. "These decisions were...
  • Starting at Michigan, Terps have opportunity to bolster bowl resume

    Starting at Michigan, Terps have opportunity to bolster bowl resume
    As postseason play nears, the opportunity is there for the Maryland football team to maybe face the Southeastern Conference's defending champion. The Terps enter Saturday's game at Michigan with a 6-4 overall record, including a 3-3 mark in the Big...
  • Terps make change at left tackle; Sean Davis to start at safety

    Terps make change at left tackle; Sean Davis to start at safety
    The Maryland football team's struggles along the offensive line have led the Terps to make a change at left tackle. Senior Jake Wheeler will start against Michigan on Saturday in place of Michael Dunn, Maryland’s starting left tackle for the first...
  • Maryland edges Michigan 23-16

    Maryland edges Michigan 23-16
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Wes Brown's one-yard touchdown with six minutes to play in the game was enough to push Maryland to a 23-16 victory over Michigan on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-6, 3-4 in the Big Ten) had won the three previous meetings against ...
  • Terps storm back in fourth quarter, defeat Michigan for first time ever, 23-16

    Running back Wes Brown's 1-yard touchdown plunge with six minutes left to play was enough to push Maryland to a historic 23-16 victory over Michigan on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten Conference) had won the three previous meetings with...
  • Terps left tackle Jake Wheeler 'played well' in first career start

    Terps left tackle Jake Wheeler 'played well' in first career start
    Maryland left tackle Jake Wheeler delivered the key block that sprung quarterback C.J. Brown for a game-tying touchdown early in the fourth quarter of the Terps' 23-16 win over Michigan on Saturday. A virtual non-factor on offense since arriving at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...