I can’t take all the credit. I mean it’s not like my nubby yearly donation to my former school of higher learning did anything. But I have been preaching like a Baptists minister about extending the contract of Towson football coach (and friend of the BSR Podcast) Rob Ambrose for over a year. And guess what? It finally happened last evening. Here’s the dets.
Coach Ambrose agrees to stay with the Tigers of Towson through 2020, that included a “hefty” buyout option intended to discourage any potential suitors. The financial terms weren’t disclosed at print time, but my guess is he won’t have to worry about his BGE bill for the next 6 years.
Towson AD, Tim Leonard was quoted in the Baltimore Sun saying, “At the end of the day, if someone wants Rob bad enough, yeah, they can get him.” We just want to make sure that it makes it a very, very difficult thing for somebody to swop in and get him.”
In five seasons under Ambrose, Towson is 32-29 overall and 20-20 in the Colonial Athletic Association. And that’s with going 3-19 overall and 1-15 in CAA play in Ambrose’s first two seasons. Since then, the Tigers have gone 29-10 and 19-5, respectively. Add in Ambrose was named the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the year in 2011 and took the team to the FCS Championship this year and you can see why he is getting paid and extended.
And don’t think he will be just sitting on his new pile of dough. This dude can recruit with the best of them and the Tigers are poised to make another run next season with a ton of talent returning. And that’s without stud RB Terrance West who has decided to skip his Senior season and filed the paperwork for the NFL draft in May. He is expected to be a 3rd or 4th round pick.
That’s another feather in the cap of Ambrose, who can now go into kids living rooms and tell them realistically that he can get them to the NFL. Congrats, Coach. Well deserved!