Bobby Ross, Former NCAA / NFL Head Coach, National Champion

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Robert “Bobby” Ross is a legendary football coach and player. After a successful college career as a quarterback and defensive back at Virginia Military Institute, Ross succeeded as a head coach at both the collegiate and professional levels. In total, Ross spent 27 seasons as a head football coach, serving in the capacity at The Citadel, Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Army as well as with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions. In 1990 Ross completed perhaps his most notable campaign when his Georgia Tech team captured a share of the National Championship and Ross was named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year, the Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year, the Walter Camp Coach of the Year, and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, along with receiving the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award.

Prior to the 1992 season, Ross left the collegiate ranks to become head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Under his guidance, the Chargers captured the 1994 AFC Championship. Ross has since been inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame and awarded a spot on the Chargers 50th Anniversary Team.

A native of Richmond, Virgina, Ross and his wife Alice have 5 children and 17 grandchildren.