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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 football sets new high in Academic Progress Rate report

    Maryland football sets new high in Academic Progress Rate report
    In 2011, the NCAA stripped the University of Maryland's football team of three scholarships because of poor classroom performances. But the program’s Academic Progress Rate has been on the rise since then, coinciding with head coach Randy Edsall's...
  • InsideMDSports: Maryland commit E.J. Donahue could open up recruitment

    InsideMDSports: Maryland commit E.J. Donahue could open up recruitment
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. FREDERICK¬†— E.J. Donahue is in the midst of recovering from a torn anterior cruciate...
  • Randy Edsall on Penn State's James Franklin: 'Talk is cheap'

    Randy Edsall on Penn State's James Franklin: 'Talk is cheap'
    Last month, former Maryland assistant and current Penn State football coach James Franklin came to the area and declared the Nittany Lions would treat Maryland as its home state — even though it’s already someone else’s home state....
  • Fort Hill speedster Ty Johnson talks about his Terps football commitment

    Fort Hill speedster Ty Johnson talks about his Terps football commitment
    Fort Hill's Ty Johnson was undecided at breakfast, got a new offer by lunch and was a Maryland commit by dinner. Johnson, who played running back, wide receiver and cornerback for the Sentinels as a junior last season, committed to Maryland on Sunday...
  • Quarterback commit Gage Shaffer was surprised by Maryland's offer

    Quarterback commit Gage Shaffer was surprised by Maryland's offer
    Gage Shaffer had no other offers. He had very little contact with the Maryland coaching staff. That's why he was stunned when Terps football coach Randy Edsall offered the 6-foot-7 quarterback a full ride. “It was pretty crazy,” Shaffer...
  • InsideMDSports: Maryland football adds Texas lineman Mbi Tanyi, fifth commit in six days

    InsideMDSports: Maryland football adds Texas lineman Mbi Tanyi, fifth commit in six days
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Maryland pulled a double dip Thursday, securing a commitment from Bush (Texas) defensive...
  • InsideMDSports: Gilman defensive tackle Ellison Jordan has 'really fun time' at Maryland

    InsideMDSports: Gilman defensive tackle Ellison Jordan has 'really fun time' at Maryland
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Gilman defensive tackle Ellison Jordan may be only a 2016 prospect, but he already has picked...
  • After recovering from stabbing, Terps TE Schlothauer seeks NFL | VIDEO

    After recovering from stabbing, Terps TE Schlothauer seeks NFL | VIDEO
    COLLEGE PARK -- Ryan Schlothauer knows it's a longshot for him to make the NFL, or even get an invitation to a rookie and free agent mini-camp this summer. The former Maryland tight end, who last played for the Terps in 2012, also knows something else...
  • Maryland's spring football game may look more like a practice, Edsall says

    Maryland's spring football game may look more like a practice, Edsall says
    COLLEGE PARK — Spring football practice is typically a tease, an opportunity for college football coaches, players and fans to think about how good their team is going to be in the fall, before reality hits in a few months. In their first 14...
  • InsideMDSports: Terps add junior-college cornerback Denzel Conyers to incoming class

    InsideMDSports: Terps add junior-college cornerback Denzel Conyers to incoming class
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. For Maryland’s spring game, the Terps hosted numerous recruits in the classes of 2015 and...
  • Terps' Randy Edsall says Northwestern labor case could quicken changes to NCAA

    Terps' Randy Edsall says Northwestern labor case could quicken changes to NCAA
    COLLEGE PARK — A National Labor Relations Board official's decision that Northwestern's scholarship football players can vote to unionize is likely to accelerate the pace of NCAA reforms and "change the landscape" of college athletics, Maryland...
  • Randy Edsall says Terps are 'moving forward' from Wes Brown news

    Randy Edsall says Terps are 'moving forward' from Wes Brown news
    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said that running back Wes Brown is performing well and that the team is "moving forward" following a report that the player told police he drove a car involved in a shooting. "The university...