Towson Football Head Coach Rob Ambrose Will Not Return In 2023

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Credit: Towson University Athletics Department

TOWSON - Towson University has announced that football head coach Rob Ambrose will not return next season.

Towson director of athletics Steve Eigenbrot announced the decision on Monday.

“After completely assessing our program, the decision has been made to move in a different direction with the leadership of our football team,” Eigenbrot said.

Ambrose has been the Tiger’s head coach since 2009 and is only the fourth head coach in the program’s history. Towson went 76-76 in his 13 seasons as head coach, including a trip to the FCS title game in 2013. Towson also appeared in the FCS playoffs in 2011 and 2018 under Ambrose.

This season, the Tigers won their final four games of the season to finish 6-5 with a 4-4 record in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Ambrose has a long history with Tiger football; he was a player from 1989-91 and served as an assistant from 1992-2000. 

WMAR reporter, Shawn Stepner, tweeted that a source close to the situation said that the school made the decision quickly for recruiting purposes. 

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According to the university, special teams coordinator Lyndon Johnson will serve as the interim head coach, and the search for a new coach will begin immediately. 

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