Rob Ambrose
Sport(s)College football
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
Biographical details
Born (1970-07-30) July 30, 1970 (age 49)
Skokie, Illinois
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Towson (WR)
Connecticut (QB/OC)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Eddie Robinson Award (2011)

Rob Ambrose is the current head coach of the Towson Tigers football team of Towson University.[1] Ambrose was formerly the offensive coordinator of the UConn Huskies before being announced as Towson's head coach in December 2008. Ambrose played wide receiver for Towson in the early 1990s.[2] Ambrose was selected as the Top FCS Coach for the 2011 season.


Coach Ambrose is a 1993 graduate of Towson University. In the Spring of 1992, then wide receiver Ambrose suffered a playing career-ending injury before his Senior season. Gordy Combs made Ambrose a Student Assistant Coach following the injury. Following graduation Ambrose became a full-time member of the Tigers Coaching Staff eventually becoming the Passing Game and Recruiting Coordinator. In 1993 Ambrose helped the Tigers compile an 8-2 record ending the season ranked 24th in Division 1-AA. During the 1993 season Ambrose was an Offensive Assistant, he coached All-American running back Tony Vinson who at the time led the nation in rushing yards (2,016), all-purpose yards (2,073) and points scored (138). Vinson was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN#
Catholic Cardinals (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) (2001)
2001 Catholic 3–7
Towson Tigers (Colonial Athletic Association) (2009–present)
2009 Towson 2–9 1–7 11th
2010 Towson 1–10 0–8 10th
2011 Towson 9–3 7–1 1st L FCS Playoffs Second Round 8
2012 Towson 7–4 6–2 T-1st 19
Total: 22–33
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Sports Network Poll.


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