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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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  • Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout

    Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout
    How important is the expected return of suspended Maryland running back Wes Brown for next season? Jeff Barker: I thought Brown looked like Maryland’s most talented running back in his freshman season of 2012. So, it’s significant. Running...
  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
  • Edsall not a credible advocate for education funding [Letter]

    Edsall not a credible advocate for education funding [Letter]
    Regarding Randy Edsall's recent commentary ("Preschool proposal is a win for Maryland families Dec. 30), I find it highly ironic that a college football coach (the closest position in state employment to a publicly-funded entertainer) who is Maryland's...
  • Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart agrees to terms of contract extension

    Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart agrees to terms of contract extension
    Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has agreed to terms of a contract extension, according to a source with direct knowledge of the pact. His original deal was set to expire Jan. 31. Terms were not disclosed. Maryland also will learn as soon as...
  • James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

    James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State
    When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning. It was passionate, intense James Franklin — an amped-up electron of a football coach for whom sleep is apparently an overvalued...
  • Thoughts on James Franklin's impact, Seth Allen's status and McDonald's All-Americans

    Thoughts on James Franklin's impact, Seth Allen's status and McDonald's All-Americans
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. What would be the local recruiting impact if James Franklin is hired by Penn State? Jeff...
  • Terps blown out on the road, 85-61, by Florida State

    Terps blown out on the road, 85-61, by Florida State
    Maryland has taken the best shot from a number of teams this season. In the early part of the schedule, it was Oregon State and Boston University at home. Last week, it was Pittsburgh on the road. Then came Sunday night, when Florida State's best shot...
  • 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...
  • Hired last week, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leaves Terps for NFL

    Hired last week, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leaves Terps for NFL
    Maryland offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo – whose hiring was announced by the school six days ago – is leaving to accept a job with the New England Patriots, the NFL team announced Wednesday. The Terps will begin a search immediately to...
  • Terps football names former LSU assistant Greg Studrawa as new offensive line coach

    Terps football names former LSU assistant Greg Studrawa as new offensive line coach
    The Maryland football team announced on Saturday the hiring of former LSU assistant Greg Studrawa as it offensive line coach. Studrawa, who coached the Tigers' offensive line from 2007 to 2013, replaces longtime offensive line coach Tom Brattan, whose...
  • 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...
  • Terps freshman was injured 'horsing around' in dorm

    Terps freshman was injured 'horsing around' in dorm
    More information on the season-ending injury to Terps defensive back Milan Collins that was announced earlier this week: The freshman fractured an ankle “while horsing around in the dorm on Friday night,” according to an athletic...