Rob Ambrose - Towson University head coach

After much speculation and a flurry of rumors about his future, coach Rob Ambrose is staying at Towson University. To me, this news is just as exciting as the team making the FCS Championship this season.

Towson Athletics Media Relations released information about Ambrose’s new contract on Wednesday evening:

Coach Rob Ambrose, who led the Towson University football team to the NCAA FCS championship game, has agreed in principle to new contract terms that will extend his tenure as the Tigers’ coach through the 2020 season, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Tim Leonard.

“What a great day for Towson University and the future of the football program,” said Leonard. “Rob will be a Towson Tiger for a long time. We are fortunate the new terms make it a competitive contract within the Colonial Athletic Association and nationally in the FCS.”

A 1993 graduate of Towson, Ambrose was named as the Tigers’ fourth head coach prior to the 2009 season. Over the last three seasons, he has guided the Tigers to a 29-10 record that includes a 19-5 CAA record, two CAA championships and two NCAA FCS appearances.

Towson won the CAA in 2011 and 2012 under Ambrose and went 3-1 with victories over No. 9 Fordham, No. 2 Eastern Illinois and No. 3 Eastern Washington in the NCAA FCS this season.

Congratulations to TU and Coach Ambrose.

Image Credit: Tim Leonard on Twitter