Rob Ambrose

Towson quarterback Tom Flacco taking swing at baseball this spring

Towson quarterback Tom Flacco taking swing at baseball this spring

Even before Towson’s football season ended in a loss to Duquesne in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Nov. 24, Tom Flacco felt a familiar itch.

In previous stops at Western Michigan and Rutgers, the quarterback entertained the notion of approaching the football coaching staff about playing baseball before ultimately avoiding the discussion.

But Tigers offensive coordinator Jared Ambrose — who left after the season to assume the same position at Delaware — offered to help Flacco play baseball if he agreed to transfer to Towson, and in October, Flacco ran the idea by coach Rob Ambrose.

“When I was in high school, I played three sports,”...

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