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Towson promotes Jared Ambrose to Offensive Coordinator

Posted on 26 March 2013 by WNST Staff


Tiger Assistant Spent Two Seasons As Tigers’ Quarterbacks Coach

TOWSON, Md. – Veteran assistant coach Jared Ambrose has been promoted to the position of Offensive Coordinator for the Towson University football team, it has been announced by Head Coach Rob Ambrose.

A member of the Tigers’ coaching staff for the last four years, he has played a vital role in Towson’s rise to the top of NCAA FCS football.

A native of Middletown, Md. and a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University, Ambrose joined the Tigers’ staff in 2009 and served as the team’s tight ends coach. In 2011, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach, a role in which he flourished.

In his two seasons as the Tigers’ quarterbacks coach, the Tigers posted a 16-7 record, were nationally-ranked twice and won two Colonial Athletic Association championships.

In 2011, the Tiger offense was one of the best in FCS football. En route to a 9-3 record and an NCAA FCS playoff appearance, the Tiger offense averaged just under 35 points per game. In 12 games, the Tigers scored 30 or more points 10 times.

Last season, his protégé, quarterback Grant Enders earned second team All-CAA honors as the Tigers averaged 31.9 points per game, 25th in the nation. Enders directed the Tiger offense to a 7-4 record and a share of the CAA title. Enders averaged 267.0 yards per game, 20th in the nation.

“Jared’s increased responsibility is natural progression,” said Head Coach Rob Ambrose. “Over the past few seasons, he has proven to be an invaluable member of our offensive staff. He has earned the respect of the players and the other coaches. He is the son of a coach and he has gotten a tremendous amount of coaching experience for his age.”

He joined his older brother’s coaching staff at Towson in 2009 after spending two years as a member of the staff at the University of Delaware. He started his coaching career during his undergraduate years at the Shepherd.

An All-State performer at Middletown High School, Coach Ambrose suffered a serious knee injury during his senior season which hampered his ability to play at the collegiate level.

After one year as a player at Shepherd, he joined the coaching staff and served as a Student Assistant Coach. In three years as a member of CoachMonte Cater’s staff, he helped the Rams compile a 29-5 record and win three straight West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles.

During the 2004 season, Coach Ambrose helped Shepherd post a 7-3 record and win the WVIAC title with a 7-0 league record. In 2005, the Rams enjoyed one of the best seasons in school history as they compiled an 11-1 record which included a second straight WVIAC championship. After an undefeated regular season, the Rams earned a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs where they lost to C.W. Post in the first round.

In 2006, Shepherd had a second straight undefeated regular season and won its third WVIAC title in a row. In their second consecutive NCAA Division II playoff appearance, the Rams beat Merrimack before losing to sixth-ranked Bloomsburg.

During his three years as an assistant coach for the Rams, he served as an offensive assistant coach working with the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends. Shepherd had a 28-game regular season winning streak during his years on the staff.

In May of 2007, he graduated from Shepherd with a B.S. degree in Athletic Coaching and Officiating.

After graduating from Shepherd, he joined the football coaching staff at the University of Delaware. As a graduate assistant on the staff of Coach K.C. Keeler, Ambrose worked with the Blue Hens’ offense for two seasons.

In his first season at Delaware, he helped the Blue Hens’ high-powered offense average 36.2 points and 460.6 total yards per game. Led by All-American quarterback Joe Flacco, the Blue Hens reached the NCAA FCS championship game where they lost to Appalachian State. En route to the championship game, Delaware upset number one-ranked Northern Iowa and fourth-ranked Illinois State. In 2007, Delaware finished the season with an 11-4 record.

In 2008, Coach Ambrose continued in the role of Graduate Assistant while working on his Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Delaware.

In his two years, he helped the Blue Hens compile a 15-12 record.

The son of Tim Ambrose, a Hall of Fame high school coach in the state of Maryland, Jared was a three-sport standout at Middletown High School. In addition to earning All-State honors at defensive back for the Knights’ football team, he also competed for the basketball team and the track and field squad.

Jared and his wife, Ashley, reside in the Baltimore area with their three-year old daughter, Evie.

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