Towson rewards Ambrose with contract extension

Towson University head football coach Rob year contract extension through the 2016 season, athletic director Mike Waddell announced Friday.

Ambrose, 41, guided Towson to the CAA Football championship and its first FCS playoff berth this season. The Tigers finished the season with a 9-3 record under their third-year coach and were the FCS' most-improved team following a 1-10 campaign a year ago.

Ambrose is a finalist for the 25th Eddie Robinson Award, which is presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by The winner will be announced on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.

"Rob and his staff are building a strong foundation that will give our football program an opportunity to sustain success over the long term," Waddell said. "The 2011 season has energized our campus with a swell of Towson pride and as we move into a new year that will only continue to build. Our student-athletes are achieving on the field, in the classroom and represent our university in the community as we drive to establish ourselves as Baltimore's college football team. It takes time to build a football program and after three years. Rob's leadership has put us ahead of schedule in many aspects."

Ambrose is a 1993 Towson graduate.