STORRS, Conn. – UConn head coach Randy Edsall announced Monday the hiring of four assistant coaches to his football staff. The four additions will be:
Coach (Alma Mater) Responsibility/Position
Jon Wholley (UConn ’04) Linebackers
Terry Richardson (Syracuse ’94) Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs
Corey Edsall (Maryland ’15) Tight Ends
Ryan Steinberg (Maryland ’06) Director of Football Operations
Jon Wholley returns to UConn after spending three seasons as a defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Fordham Rams. Wholley will be the linebackers coach at UConn, a spot he filled for three seasons with the Huskies in for three seasons (2011-’13). Wholley has received both his bachelor’s (2004) and master’s degrees (2008) at UConn.
- In 2012 at UConn, a pair of linebackers earned First Team All-BIG EAST honors in Sio Moore and Yawin Smallwood
- In 2014 his Rams defense led the Patriot League and were ninth in the NCAA FCS in passing yards allowed (164.2) while also leading the league and ranking 14th in the nation in red zone defense (.714). Fordham also led the conference, and was 28th in the NCAA FCS, in fumbles recovered (11) as well as tackles for loss (6.9), ranking 32nd in the NCAA FCS.
- Was a member of the UConn football team from 2001-2004.
Terry Richardson takes over as the assistant head coach and running backs coach for the Huskies. Richardson spent 12 years at UConn alongside Randy Edsall, working with running backs Donald Brown, Andre Dixon and Jordan Todman, who shined under Richardson during his tenure.
- Richardson was a nominee for the 2010 Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top college football assistant coach.
- Spent 2011-2012 at the University of Miami and oversaw two stellar seasons from Hurricanes running backs. Lamar Miller rushed for the third most yards (1,272) in Miami history in 2011. In 2012, Duke Johnson was named a Freshman All-American after rushing for a freshman school record 947 yards.
- Richardson coached two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their running backs coach (2013-2014).
Corey Edsall joins the UConn staff after finishing his second season at the University of Colorado working with the defense as a graduate assistant. After playing football for a year at Syracuse in 2011, Edsall transferred to the University of Maryland and worked as a student assistant for three seasons.
Ryan Steinberg is the new Director of Operations for the Huskies after working eight years at the University of Maryland. He worked four years as the assistant director of football operations and prior to that was the assistant recruiting coordinator for four seasons.
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