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Encyclopedia > Bobby Ross
Bobby Ross
Date of birth December 23, 1936
Place of birth Richmond, Virginia
Sport Football
College Army
Title Head Coach
Record with Team 6-16
Overall Record 100-92-2
Coaching Stats College Football DataWarehouse
Schools as a coach
1973-77
1982-86
1987-91
1992-96
1997-2000
2004-05
The Citadel
Maryland
Georgia Tech
San Diego Chargers
Detroit Lions
Army

Robert Joseph Ross (December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is the current head coach of the United States Military Academy football team. His previous career as a head coach included stints at The Citadel, the University of Maryland and Georgia Tech, and in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions. Image File history File links Bobby_Ross. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: River City, Cap City, R-V-A Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA (or Army, for NCAA purposes), is a United States Army fort and military academy. ... The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a state-supported, comprehensive college with 14 academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors and 23 minors. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is considered to be a Public Ivy... The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of the University System of Georgia. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: River City, Cap City, R-V-A Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA (or Army, for NCAA purposes), is a United States Army fort and military academy. ... The Citadel may be: The Citadel, a 1937 novel by Scottish author A.J. Cronin The Citadel, a 1938 film based on the novel The Citadel, two 1960 U.S. and one 1983 BBC adaptations of the novel The Citadel, a diving spot in Martinique The Citadel, a fictional alien... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is considered to be a Public Ivy... The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of the University System of Georgia. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


Highlights of his coaching career include winning a share of 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 96-85-2 throughout 16 seasons as a collegiate head coach, and a 77-68 record as a head coach in the NFL. The lowlight of his career was him quitting as coach of the Detroit Lions during the 2000 season. The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of the University System of Georgia. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from...


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. The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ...


Coaching

Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant (1960-62) and four seasons of coaching at the high school level, Ross began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater in 1965. He went on to serve assistant coaching stints at William & Mary, Rice and Maryland before accepting his first head coaching job at The Citadel in 1973. He spent four years as an assistant coach with the Kansas City Chiefs (1978-81) before returning to the collegiate ranks as head coach at Maryland. He won three ACC championships while at Maryland. After four years, he left for Georgia Tech, where he won a partial national championship. He then left for the San Diego Chargers, whom he won an AFC championship with. In 1996, he left for the Detroit Lions, where he coached until 2000. He did not coach between 2000 and the beginning of his stint at Army. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a state-supported, comprehensive college with 14 academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors and 23 minors. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Look up ACC in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... AFC is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Automatic Fare Collection Aberdeen Football Club Air Force Cross Alabama Forestry Commission Alkaline fuel cell American Football Conference of the National Football League Arsenal Football Club Asian Football Confederation Association Football Club or Athletics and Football Club Australian... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Family Life

Ross and his wife, Alice, have three sons: Chris, Kevin and Robbie; two daughters: Mary and Teresa; and 15 grandchildren. Chris (1984) and Kevin (1988) graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and Naval Academy, respectively. Kevin currently serves as Army's offensive coordinator and running backs coach. The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, (, ), is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in the United States Air Force. ... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy, or USNA, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy. ...


External links

  • Georgia Tech Biography
Preceded by:
Jerry Claiborne
University of Maryland Head Football Coach
1982– 1986
Succeeded by:
Joe Krivak
Preceded by:
Bill Curry
Georgia Tech Head Football Coach
1987– 1991
Succeeded by:
Bill Lewis
Preceded by:
Dan Henning
San Diego Chargers Head Coaches
1992–1996
Succeeded by:
Kevin Gilbride
Preceded by:
Wayne Fontes
Detroit Lions Head Coaches
1997–2000
Succeeded by:
Gary Moeller

  Results from FactBites:
 
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Bobby Ross (b. 1936) (653 words)
Robert Joseph Ross was born in Richmond, Virginia, on December 23, 1936.
Ross served as assistant coach with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs from 1978 to 1981, leaving that position to become head coach at the University of Maryland.
Ross won eight games in 1991, ending his five-year tenure in Atlanta with a win over Stanford in the Aloha Bowl and an overall record of 31-26-1.
Bobby Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
Bobby Ross (December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is the current head coach of the United States Military Academy football team.
Ross graduated from VMI in 1959 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and History.
Ross and his wife, Alice, have three sons: Chris, Kevin and Robbie; two daughters: Mary and Teresa; and 15 grandchildren.
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