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The Ambrose Legacy Continues, at Towson University

Updated: Friday, December 6 2013, 05:43 PM EST

In just his fifth season at Towson University Rob Ambrose has one of the top FCS programs in the county. With a father who was a hall of famer in Maryland High School Football circles, it's the family business.

Rob is one of two sons of retired Maryland high school hall of fame coach Tim Ambrose.

"A lot of people ask me if I miss it, I miss not coaching kids," Tim said. "But you know I get to know some kids here…I don't want to coach anymore.  I'm 64 years old.  I just want to get to enjoy the games and fortunately my kids are coaching and it's pretty good deal for someone who coached high school you know for 40 some years."

And those kids are making a name for themselves.

Head coach Rob Ambrose, after 4 seasons at Towson, has two CAA Championships and the program's first trip to the NCAA FCS playoffs. And Jared Ambrose is today the offensive coordinator of one of the most explosive offenses in college football, working alongside his brother.

Their father is a part of the team - in meetings, on the sidelines and even on team trips. Supportive father first, but the coach in him does step in.

"I don't get real excited when they score and I don't get real upset when they turn the ball over," Tim said, adding "After the Delaware game I told him a couple of things that I thought were true and he didn't want to hear them, but I'm his father.  I'm going to tell him exactly what I think…I'm not going to do anything to cause them heartache or put more pressure on them than they already have.  I'm just not going to do that.  I coached for 41 years.  And i just know how head coaches think. You don't need that coming from your father."

The Ambrose Legacy Continues, at Towson University


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