State officials say UConn coach OK to hire son as assistant

during the second half of UConn's Blue-White spring NCAA college football game at Rentschler Field, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in East Hartford, Conn. Blue won 13-3. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State ethics lawyers are recommending the University of Connecticut be allowed to hire football coach Randy Edsall’s son as the team’s assistant coach.

The Hartford Courant reports lawyers for the state ethics board are recommending the citizen advisory panel take no action against UConn or its coach so long as his son’s one-year, $95,000 contract is not renewed.

The draft opinion, which is slated to be presented to the board July 20, recognizes the “potential disruption” to UConn’s football program if the younger Edsall was barred from coaching this year.

The ethics board had questioned whether it was permissible for the elder Edsall to negotiate a job for his son under the state ethics code. UConn has said it sees nothing wrong with the younger Edsall’s employment.


Information from: Hartford Courant,


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