The UConn football program will be able to bring back head coach Randy Edsall’s son to be an assistant coach for the upcoming season pending a decision on the appeal of a state ethics ruling.
The hiring of Corey Edsall had come under fire from a state ethics panel over the summer, where it was decided that even though UConn had arranged for its athletic director to evaluate Corey Edsall’s performance, Randy Edsall was still in a position where he would be supervising a relative, which is restricted by state law.
Afterwards, the panel, the Office of State Ethics, agreed to let Corey Edsall be the Huskies’ tight ends coach for the remainder of 2017.
However, on Tuesday, a judge agreed that while the Edsalls and UConn appeal the decision made by the panel, Corey Edsall will be allowed to work for the team in 2018. The judge said he would decide the appeal quickly and if he rules in favor of the Office of State Ethics, Corey Edsall would have to leave the Huskies program.
Neither Randy Edsall nor the Office of State Ethics would comment on court proceedings for Tuesday.
Randy Edsall’s attorney said the head coach was prepared to testify on Tuesday, but never took the stand.