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Offensive Coaching Staff


Mark Ewald - Assistant Coach / Running Backs

Mark Ewald is in his fifth 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 - Assistant Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Austin King has joined the Flyer football staff as the offensive line coach.  King, 33, 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.  Last season, 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 third 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.