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Towson hires West Florida's Pete Shinnick as football coach

TOWSON, Md. (AP) Towson hired Pete Shinnick as its new football coach on Sunday.

The Baltimore native returns to Maryland after leading West Florida to a Division II national championship in 2019 and playoff appearances in four of the last five seasons played.

Shinnick is 159-67 as a college head coach at West Florida, UNC Pembroke and Azusa Pacific. He signed a five-year contract.

Shinnick takes over for Rob Ambrose, who went 76-76 in 13 seasons. Towson reached the FCS title game in 2013 and also appeared in the playoffs in 2011 and 2018 under Ambrose.


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Updated December 11, 2022

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