BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 19: University of Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall thows out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 19, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
A good friend of mine, John Ziemann, who works for the Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore, let me know about an upcoming event the museum is hosting that features new Maryland football coach Randy Edsall. The event is going to feature a program that discusses Edsall's career, as well as discuss his plans for the Maryland football program this year and beyond. It also includes a meet and greet cocktail reception and admission to the museum. Based on the past Sports Legends events that they've had, including honoring Gary when he was inducted into their "Hall of Legends", this event will definitely be worth the price of admission, especially if you've never been to the museum before. More info about the event can be found after the jump:
Acton Mobile and the Legends Club presents
"An Evening with Randy Edsall"
Monday, August 1
Acton Mobile and the Legends Club are hosting an EXCLUSIVE event with
University of Maryland head football coach, Randy Edsall,
on Monday, August 1 at Sports Legends Museum.
"An Evening with Randy Edsall" will begin at 5:30 p.m. and includes a program surrounding Edsall's career and his plans for the Maryland football program and upcoming season, along with a meet & greet cocktail reception.
The event is FREE to current Legends Club members
$50.00 for non-members
Admission to the museum;
Cocktail reception & program;
In January 2011, the Pennsylvania-native was hired as the 34th head coach of the Terrapins football program. Edsall spent the previous twelve seasons as the head coach of the University of Connecticut, where he became the winningest coach in the program's history and was named the 2010 Big East Coach of the Year. While at Connecticut, Edsall took the Huskies from what was then called Division I-AA (now FCS) to the Division I level, winning Big East titles in 2007 and 2010, and boasting a 33-19 record over the past four seasons.
Between the town hall meetings they've held across the state, scheduling games outside of College Park, and hosting events like this, Edsall seems to be doing a great job getting out into the community and cheerleading for not only Maryland football, but the University as a whole. With Gary's retirement, it seems like he's taking over as the new "face" of the athletic department, at least for the time being. I'm sure Turgeon will get his time in too, once the recruiting evaluation period is over and he has time to catch his breath.
Anyway, if you've never been to the Sports Legends museum, you're missing out. The exhibits on the University of Maryland and the items they have on display are amazing, especially some of the interactive things they have, like being able to try on a full football uniform, pads and all. If you're a fan of the Orioles or Ravens, you'll also love the items they have. It's definitely worth the trip, especially if you're ever near Oriole Park.