Starting his fifth season as a member of the Tigers’ coaching staff, Jared Ambrose is starting his first season as the Tigers' Offensive Coordinator.
He served as the team's Quarterbacks Coach for the last two years.
During the 2011 season, Coach Ambrose contributed to a very effective Tiger offense that helped Towson win the Colonial Athletic Association championship while averaging just under 35 points per game. In their 12 games, the Tigers scored 30 or more points 10 times.
In addition, quarterback Grant Enders led the CAA in passing efficiency and was named as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week twice.
He joined the Tiger staff after spending two years as a member of the coaching staff at the University of Delaware. After coaching the Tigers’ tight ends for two seasons, he became the Quarterbacks Coach last year.
A native of Middletown, Md., he is a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University who started his coaching career during his undergraduate years at the school.
“Jared has gotten a tremendous amount of coaching experience at a very young age,” says Coach Rob Ambrose, who is Jared’s older brother. “He is a former quarterback and a coach’s son. He made a very smooth transition to becoming our Quarterbacks Coach and I know our quarterbacks will benefit from his ability.
“Jared has an intimate knowledge of the recruiting scene in the Middle Atlantic area,” he adds. “We like the winning experience that he brings to our staff.”
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 Coach Monte 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 and All-American tailback Omar Cuff, 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.
A first-round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens, Flacco was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and led the Ravens to the American Football Conference championship game.
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 theirtwo-year old daughter, Evie.