Bobby Ross began his head coaching career at the Citadel (1973-1977) and continued at the University of Maryland (1982-1986) and Georgia Tech (1987-1991). His 1990 Georgia Tech squad amassed an 11-0-1 record, an ACC Championship and a share of the national championship by finishing first in the final Coaches’ Poll. As a result of his team’s success Ross earned the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of the Year, and Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year. After the 1991 season, Bobby Ross took his talents to the NFL, where he coached the San Diego Chargers (1992-1996) and the Detroit Lions (1997-2000). Ross returned to the college gridiron to coach Army from 2004-2006.