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 fifth year with the Flyers and his third as offensive coordinator. King, 37, 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.
Kevin Hoyng - Assistant Coach / Passing Game
Kevin Hoyng is in his third season as the University of Dayton'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.
When Hoyng returned to UD in 2017, he took over for his own position coach, UD Hall of Famer Dave Whilding. Whilding had a knack of taking relatively inexperienced quarterbacks and molding them into productive leaders. Hoyng is carrying on that tradition. A perfect example is last season, where an injury put redshirt freshman Jack Cook under center a year ahead of schedule and Cook was named PFL Offensive Freshman of the Year.
Hoyng is a native of Coldwater, Ohio.
Christian Bryan - Assistant Coach / Wide Receivers
Christian Bryan is in his first season as a member of the University of Dayton coaching staff. A standout wideout at Youngstown State, he has coached receivers at all four of his coaching stops.
Bryan was a four-year member of the Penguin football team. He ended his career with 110 receptions which ranked eighth on the school’s all-time list while ranking 14th all-time in receiving yards and 13th all-time in receiving touchdowns.
As a senior in 2014, Bryan was a captain for YSU. He was named a recipient of the Dr. Neal R. Frost Outreach Man of the Year award his junior season, an award annually given by the coach staff. Following his freshman season, he was named a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award, top freshman wide receiver in the FCS, after leading all freshman wide receivers nationally in receiving yards.
Bryan served as an undergraduate student assistant coach at Youngstown State in 2015. He then went to Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the wide receivers coach and oversaw video editing and recruiting. In his one season at Carnegie Mellon, Bryan worked with All-Conference wide receiver John Prather who broke the school record for receptions and receiving yards with 66 catches for 1,125 yards.
Bryan has spent the last two seasons at Indiana of Pennsylvania.
He is a 2015 graduate from Youngstown State with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in education and math.