At Randy Edsall’s introductory press conference, he said he wanted to have his staff mostly hired by the end of the recruiting dead period, which is on January 11.
On Monday, we received news of four new additions when UConn announced the hires of Corey Edsall, Terry Richardson, Ryan Steinberg, and Jon Wholley to the coaching staff.
Richardson will be assistant head coach and running backs coach. He is a former Syracuse and NFL player who was previously the running backs coach at Maryland.
Richardson coached under Edsall at UConn from 1999-2010. He then spent one year at Miami, two with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and one with Maryland in Edsall’s final season there. He has coached Andre Dixon, Jordan Todman, and UConn’s first first round pick, Donald Brown. He also has deep recruiting ties to Florida, which will serve the Huskies well.
Terry Richardson will serve as Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs. pic.twitter.com/Zw6ME6TGJJ— UConn Football (@UConnFootball) January 9, 2017
Wholley, formerly the linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator at Fordham, will be returning to UConn to be the linebackers coach.
Before his time at Fordham, he coached at UConn, working with all-Big East linebackers Sio Moore and Yawin Smallwood when he was linebackers coach from 2011-2013.
He played running back for the Huskies from 2001-2004 and was a graduate assistant from 2006-2008, working with the offense.
Edsall, who just finished up his second season as a graduate assistant at Colorado, is coming over to the Huskies to be tight ends coach.
This hire fulfills the requirement in Edsall’s contract where his son will have a job in the athletic department. The one stipulation in this deal is that he cannot report directly to his father. Ostensibly, the yet-to-be-named offensive coordinator would be the intermediary between the two.
Steinberg will be the new Director of Football Operations. He held various positions within the Maryland football program from 2001-2015, including assistant director of football operations and assistant recruiting coordinator. He currently holds a position with NCAA football development and has a great relationship with Edsall from his time at Maryland.