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Edsall Named Head Football Coach

Edsall Named Head Football Coach

Former UConn head coach led Huskies to five bowl appearances, including 2010 Fiesta Bowl.

Randy Edsall, who spent the last 12 years taking the University of Connecticut from Division I-AA status (now FCS) to five bowl games, including a BCS contest, has been named Maryland's head football coach, director of athletics Kevin Anderson announced Sunday evening.

Edsall, who will be introduced Monday, January 3 during a news conference, guided the Huskies to a pair of BIG EAST Conference titles (2007, 2010) and postseason appearances in each of the last four seasons, including the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

The 2010 BIG EAST Coach of the Year has led the Huskies to eight or more wins in each of the last four seasons as the Huskies successfully made the ascent from Division I-AA.

Prior to his stint in Storrs, Conn., Edsall, a native of Glen Rock, Pa., spent one season (1998) as the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech and four years (1994-97) as a defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars who went from expansion team to the AFC Championship game during his tenure.

Maryland Athletics will comment on the hiring during Monday's news conference at 2pm in the Glazer Auditorium of Gossett Football Team House at the University of Maryland. The news conference will be streamed live through Terps TV on www.umterps.com.

-from the University Athletics

January 3, 2011


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