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Earle Ambrose Passes

Oct. 2, 2009

Clemson, SC — Former Clemson Assistant Athletic Director and Ticket Manager Earle Ambrose passed late last night after suffering a stroke earlier on Thursday. He passed away just before midnight at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca.

Ambrose served as Clemson’s athletic ticket manager from 1973 to 1979. He was promoted to assistant athletic director in 1979. Ambrose supervised Clemson’s ticket office during an era when Clemson Memorial Stadium added the South upper deck in 1978 and the North upper deck in 1983.

Additionally, Ambrose served as the athletic department’s pilot from 1973-79. He flew many Clemson coaches on recruiting trips in the 1970s and 1980s. Ambrose joined the Air Force at the age of 18 and spent 30 years of service prior to coming to Clemson. He saw combat duty in Korea and rose to the rank of Colonel.

He is survived by his wife Betty, the sister of the late Bob Bradley, the former Clemson sports information director, three children and six grand children.