The UConn football program has named Randy Edsall as its head coach to replace Bob Diaco, the school announced Wednesday.
Edsall, who signed a five-year deal, returns to UConn after coaching the team from 1999-2010. During his first stint with the Huskies, Edsall led the team to 74 wins and helped transition the team from Division 1-AA to 1-A.
He led the Huskies to three bowl wins and a 2011 Fiesta Bowl appearance, but then left the program for Maryland, where he was fired halfway into the 2015 season.
"It is an honor to have the opportunity to rejoin and lead the UConn program," Edsall said in a statement from the school. "I want to thank President Herbst, Athletic Director David Benedict and the rest of the administration for believing I am the right person to build this program and develop its student-athletes.
"I look forward to working with David, our student-athletes and the entire athletic department."
Edsall will earn $1 million annually and has the chance to earn more with performnace-based incentives.