Randy Edsall to Be Named Maryland Football Coach

January 2, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Randy Edsall of the Connecticut Huskies will replace Ralph Friedgen as the football head coach at the University of Maryland. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Randy Edsall of the Connecticut Huskies will replace Ralph Friedgen as the football head coach at the University of Maryland. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Randy Edsall, football coach at the University of Connecticut, will replace Ralph Friedgen as the head coach at the University of Maryland. Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland’s director of athletics, announced in a press release Sunday evening.

University of Maryland will make a formal announcement of the hire at a press conference on Monday, Jan. 3.

Edsall, who had guided the Connecticut Huskies since 1999, led the team to win Big East Conference titles in 2007 and 2010 and to ascend from Division I-AA status to Division I-A. The 52-year-old 2010 Big East Coach of the Year brought the team to eight or more wins in each of the past four seasons and took the team to five bowl games.

Before assuming his position with the Huskies, Edsall served as the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech for one season in 1998 and as a defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1994 to 1997.

Maryland Athletics’s press conference will begin at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on Terps TV.