UConn Huskies head coach Randy Edsall announced Sunday he will retire at the end of the 2021 season.

Here’s his statement:


UConn athletic director David Benedict released his own statement on the announcement:

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This comes after UConn fell to 0-2 in 2021 after a 38-28 loss to Holy Cross. The Huskies lost their opener to Fresno State in embarrassing fashion, 45-0.

Randy Edsall was first named the head football coach at UConn in December 1998 and coached his first season in 1999. Along with Edsall came the move from Division 1-AA to Division 1-A.

The Huskies enjoyed a good amount of success during Edsall’s first stint (five bowl games and three wins), and he became the winningest coach in UConn football history in 2010. Randy Edsall left UConn for Maryland in 2011. While the Terrapins struggled at the start of his tenure, he helped improve the team as they made their transition to the Big Ten. In the summer of 2015, he earned a three-year extension, only to get fired midway through the 2015 season thanks to a poor start.

Edsall briefly worked for the Detroit Lions before returning to UConn in 2017. However, his second stint with the Huskies has been a total disaster. They went 3-9 in 2017, 1-11 in 2018 and 2-10 in 2019 before not playing at all in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Now back in action, Randy Edsall’s UConn Huskies continue to struggle, so the 63-year-old is calling it quits. He has a 102-136 overall record as a head coach.