Offensive Coaching Staff
Mark Ewald - Assistant Coach / Running Backs
Mark Ewald is in his sixth year with the Flyers after 16 years with Wittenberg University. Under Ewald's guidance, running back Connor Kacsor was named the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Year in 2014.
Ewald coached Wittenberg’s record-setting receiving corps from 1996-2005, before taking over the running backs coaching duties in 2006. Almost every Wittenberg receiving record was broken under Ewald, as the passing game flourished and was regularly ranked among the best in the NCAC and all of NCAA Division III. During his tenure, the running game saw great success as well.
Coach Ewald was also instrumental in leading the Wittenberg Special Teams, specifically the kickoff return and coverage teams. Under his guidance, the Tigers were ranked in the Top 50 nationally multiple times.
Ewald graduated from Capital University in 1988, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing with a minor in Education.
He and his wife, Diane, reside in Kettering, OH and have three children- Nicholas, Jacklyn, and Luke David.
Austin King - Offensive Coordinator
Austin King is in his third year with the Flyers and his first year as offensive coordinator. King, 36, is a native of Cincinnati who was an NFL offensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons from 2003-06.
King was a three-sport captain and First Team All-Ohio football player for Purcell Marian High School. After graduating as the salutorian of his high school class, he went on to Northwestern University, where he was a four-year starter. King was three-time Honorable Mention All- Big 10, and a three-time winner of the Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award. He was twice named Academic All-Big 10 and a two-time Verizon Academic All-District selection. He was team captain as a senior.
He earned his B.A. in secondary education from Northwestern in 2004.
After being selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft (133rd pick overall) by the Bucs, King finished his career by seeing action in 34 games over three seasons with the Falcons.
King began his college coaching career at the University of Toledo, where he was the Rockets’ offensive quality control coach in 2012 and 2013. Assisting with the offensive line, King helped Toledo average 33 points a game and 240 yards per game on the ground while allowing just six sacks in 361 pass attempts. In 2014, King was offensive quality control coach at Syracuse where he assisted once again with the offensive line.
Michael Wallace - Assistant Coach / Tight Ends
Michael Wallace is in his fourth season with the Dayton football coach staff. Wallace will coach the Dayton tight ends.
Wallace last worked as Athletic Director for Wilmington City Schools beginning in 2004 before retiring in 2012.
The head football coach at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio from 1991 to 2004, Wallace served as assistant coach at West Virginia University, Memphis State University, Southern Illinois University, Frostburg State College (MD), and Ball State University. His 53 wins at Wilmington College are second all-time in school history.
A Wilmington, OH native and a 1964 graduate of Wilmington High School, Wallace completed his undergraduate work at Bowling Green State University in 1968, before completing his graduate work at Ball State University, where he served as a part-time football coach.
Wallace resides in Wilmington with his wife Patricia.
Kevin Hoyng - Assistant Coach / Passing Game
Kevin Hoyng is back at the University of Dayton for a second stint on the Flyer football coaching staff. He will serve as the team’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Hoyng was a record-breaking quarterback for the Flyers from 2003-07. A two-time captain, he holds the Flyer career records for total yardage (9,528), passing yards (8,862), and touchdown passes (59).
The PFL’s Offensive Player of the Year, Hoyng was the quarterback and MVP for the Dayton team that won the PFL, defeated Albany in the Gridiron Classic bowl game, and won the NCAA I-AA Mid-Major national championship in 2007. He was First Team Academic All-PFL three times.
After graduating from Dayton in December of 2007 and participating in the Cleveland Browns’ rookie mini-camp as a defensive back in 2008, Hoyng spent one year as a teacher and high school assistant coach in the Northmont School District near Dayton.
He began his college coaching career at UD in 2009, and spent five seasons on the Flyer staff – three coaching tight ends and two coaching quarterbacks -- before serving as Wittenberg University’s offensive coordinator in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Hoyng is a native of Coldwater, Ohio.
Mark Philmore - Assistant Coach / Wide Receivers
Mark Philmore II is in his first season at the University of Dayton. He will serve as the wide receivers coach after holding the same position at West Virginia Wesleyan in 2016. That was his first season as a college coach, but the Columbus, Ohio native also has six years of international coaching to his credit.
During those six years he worked in Poland and India developing and expanding the game of football. During that time he played or coached in six national championships in two countries, winning three. Philmore got his start overseas as an “import athlete” in 2010 for Crew Wroclaw, and quickly added coaching responsibilities. As offensive coordinator for Wroclaw’s professional teams, he guided offenses that led the league in almost all offensive categories.
During the offseason of the Polish league, Philmore served as a coaching consultant in to the Elite Football league of India. While there, he visited universities across the country to recruit, evaluate, and develop talent for the newly created university teams to compete in the first ever National All-India Football Tournament. After one year as a coaching consultant, he was brought back by the EFLIU to serve as the league’s “Head Coach of Coaches,” overseeing the entire eight-team league and the first-ever All-India Football Tournament. He even chaired the committee that wrote the league rule book.
A 2006 Northwestern grad, Philmore was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats. All-Big Ten as a junior and senior, he completed his career in Evanston fourth all-time in receptions (163) and fifth on all-time receiving yardage list (1,768 yards) at Northwestern. He was a college teammate of current Flyer offensive coordinator Austin King, who graduated in 2004. After Philmore’s senior season, he signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.