UConn coach Randy Edsall will retire following the 2021 season. The school announced his decision Sunday.

"After 17 years of service at the University of Connecticut as its head football coach, I've decided to retire at the end of the season," Edsall said in the official release from the school. "Back in 2017 I made a commitment to the University, but felt it was better to make this announcement now rather than the end of the year, to allow the University ample time to prepare for the future of the football program. All my focus and attention for the rest of the season will be to prepare our players and coaches to go out and win as many games as possible."

The announcement comes a day after the Huskies lost to 38-28 to Holy Cross, an FCS team from the Patriot League. The loss dropped the Huskies to 0-2 on the season and 6-32 since Edsall returned to Storrs, Connecticut, for his second stint with the program. This period with him leading UConn that has not gone nearly as well as the first run with the program.