Former Maryland coach Edsall returns to Connecticut
Connecticut is bringing back Randy Edsall as coach, hoping to turn around the Huskies by rehiring the winningest coach in school history.
Athletic director David Benedict announced Edsall’s hiring on Wednesday, two days after firing Bob Diaco. Diaco went 11-26 in three seasons.
Edsall coached at UConn from 1999 through the 2010 season, going 74-70 and winning the Big East titles in 2007 and 2010. He left to become the coach at Maryland from 2011-2015 after he took UConn to the Fiesta Bowl in his final season with the Huskies.
In five seasons at Maryland, Edsall’s best mark was 7-6 in both 2013 and 2014, when he led the Terrapins to losses in the Military Bowl and Foster Farm Bowl, respectively. The Terrapins placed no higher than fifth in the ACC or third in the Big Ten.
The Terrapins fired Edsall in the middle of his fifth season with a 2-4 record and 0-2 in the Big Ten in October 2015. He went 22-34 at Maryland.