TOWSON, Md. -- Head coach Rob Ambrose, who led the Towson to the 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,” Leonard said. “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. During 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 FCS appearances.

In 2013, Ambrose guided the Tigers to a berth in the FCS championship game with wins against No. 9 Fordham, No. 2 Eastern Illinois and No. 3 Eastern Washington. Towson was a FCS top-10 team all season and earned its first win against an FBS team with a 33-18 victory against Connecticut in the season opener.

Towson was also named as the unanimous winner of the Lambert Meadowlands Award presented to the top FCS team in the East.

“It is an honor to serve as the head football coach at Towson University and to be a part of our great community,” Ambrose said. “In the past five years, we have worked hard to be strong representatives of Towson University, the town of Towson, and the city of Baltimore.”

“I would like to thank athletic director Tim Leonard and president Maravene Loeschke for providing me, my staff and my family the opportunity to continue what we have started. This is my home and I am grateful to be able to continue to call myself the head football coach at Towson University. I am proud to be a Tiger.”