Towson University Names Baltimore Native As Next Head Football Coach


Credit: Towson University

TOWSON - Towson University Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Baltimore native Pete Shinnick as the program's next Head Football Coach.

Shinnick is parting ways with the University of West Florida football program, which he led to a Division II National Championship in 2019 and playoff appearances in four out of the last five seasons.

Shinnick boasts an impressive win-loss record, with 159 wins and 67 losses during his time as a head coach. He has coached collegiate football for 20 seasons at West Florida, UNC Pembroke, and Azusa Pacific.

Towson Director of Athletics Steve Eigenbrot expressed his hopes that Shinnick can bring his winning mentality to Towson.

"Pete Shinnick has been a winner at every stop. We were looking for a leader with a vision who draws people into the program and towards him. Over the last 20 years, at three different institutions, Pete has done just that. He has demonstrated proven success as a head coach with what he has accomplished at West Florida, UNC Pembroke, and Azusa Pacific. His leadership and character make him a perfect fit for Towson."

Shinnick will be the program's fifth head coach. He is taking over the job from Rob Ambrose, who had coached Towson since 2009 and led the team to a Football Championship Series (FCS) championship game in 2013.

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