I think there's a time when you feel it's your time to retire and I think I've reached that timeRoss resigns as Army football coach Jan 29, 2007
I came back to Maryland a year ago with a vision for this program and I am anxious to see the plan throughMaryland rewards coach with contract Dec 11, 2001
Robert Joseph Ross (born December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is a retired college and NFL football coach. His career as a college head coach included stints at The Citadel, the University of Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Army. He also coached the National Football League's San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions.
Highlights of his coaching career include winning the National Championship at Georgia Tech in 1990, and guiding the San Diego Chargers to an appearance in Super Bowl XXIX. He owns a career record of 100-92-2 throughout 16 seasons as a collegiate head coach, and a 77-68 record as a head coach in the NFL.
After graduating from Benedictine High School in 1955, he enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute, where he started at quarterback and defensive back for two seasons and served as captain of the football team as a senior. Ross graduated from VMI in 1959 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and History.