The University of Maryland announced this week that head football coach Randy Edsall has signed a three-year contract extension.
Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.
During the 2014 campaign, Maryland’s first season competing in the Big Ten Conference, eight student-athletes earned all-conference honors which was the most ever under Edsall and Brad Craddock was awarded Maryland’s first individual national honor since 2002 by winning the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker.
Maryland finished the regular season with a 5-1 record away from College Park, leading the Big Ten in road wins. The five road victories were the most for a Terrapin team since 1984. Maryland finished the 2014 campaign at 7-6 including road wins against Penn State and Michigan to mark a first in school history.
During the past two years, Maryland registered back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2002-03 and has made consecutive bowl game appearances.
“Randy has made good strides in our first year in the Big Ten and our program is headed in the right direction,” said Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “He has established a culture in which our students have made strong progress academically with outstanding graduation rates. We have made progress and we will look to continue to build upon what we have established with our goal of competing at the highest level in the Big Ten.”
In addition, under Edsall’s direction the football program’s Athletic Progress Rate (APR) has reached all-time highs with 21 student-athletes earning a spot on the All-Big Ten Academic Team.
“I’m extremely proud of the work my players and staff have put in to making our program what it is today,” said Edsall. “It is rewarding for me that Kevin Anderson and [university president] Dr. Wallace Loh have recognized this process in getting the program headed in the right direction.”