Peggy Ewald is in her 11th season as head coach of the ONU men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs.
She also serves as assistant facility manager and as a lecturer at ONU. Ewald is the first full-time swimming and diving coach in ONU history.
In her ten seasons at the helm, Ewald guided the men’s team to Ohio Athletic Conference Championships titles in each of those ten years and the women’s team to the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007 OAC titles.
The Polar Bear men have won eight OAC Regular Season Championships and have had 12 OAC Swimmers of the Year, 78 OAC Individual titles, 30 OAC relay titles, 10 NCAA All-Americans and 17 Academic All-OAC honorees.
The ONU women have won eight OAC Regular Season crowns and have had four OAC Swimmers of the Year, 57 OAC Individual titles, 30 OAC relay titles, three Scholar Academic All-Americans, four Scholar All-American Teams and 34 Academic All-OAC honorees.
She was named the OAC Men’s Coach of the Year in ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09, ’08 and ’05 and the OAC Women’s Coach of the Year in ’12, ’11, ’09, ’07 and ’06.
Her squads have set 126 school records during her tenure.
Ewald was also an assistant coach at ONU in 2003-04.
She arrived at ONU with impressive coaching credentials.
Ewald is a Level 4 ASCA certified swimming coach, a level 5 ASCA certified disabled swimming coach and has 19 years of coaching experience working with novice to National Champions.
She was one of the Level III (of III levels) coaches on the travel list with the US Paralympic Team.
She was the head coach for the US Paralympic team for the 2007 ParaPanAm Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and the head coach for the 2009 Youth ParaPanAm Games in Bogota, Columbia.
She also served as as assistant coach in 2010 for Team USA at the World Championships in the Netherlands, as a team leader for the 2011 ParaPan Am Games Team in Guadalajara, Mexico, served as an assistant coach for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, was an assistant team leader for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England, and was on staff as an exercise science staff member for the 2013 Paralympic World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
Ewald was head coach of Tiffin Columbian H.S. from 1997-2004, was head coach of Tiffin Calvert H.S. from 2001-’04 where she coached six Ohio High School State placers.
She also served as an assistant coach at the University of Findlay from 1997-99. She coached with the Tiffin YMCA swim team and for many years took athletes to the YMCA National level.
Ewald is also the founder of the USA Swimming club team Seneca Aquatic Klub team, where she has coached Senior National, US Open and two current members of the US Paralympian Team.
She also coached with the USA Swimming FAST age-group swim team in Findlay for five years.
The Tiffin, Ohio, native also worked as the Dean of Academic Affairs at AEC-Southern Ohio College in Findlay from 2001-04 and owned and directed the Ohio Institute of Electrology in Tiffin from 1982-2001.
She received her B.A. degree in business administration with honors from Tiffin in 1989 and earned a M.A. in education from Heidelberg in 1996.
Ewald is married to Dan Ewald and they have three children; Ellen, a Heidelberg graduate, Jessica, a graduate of Ohio Northern and a former assistant swimming & diving coach at ONU, and Jacob, a graduate of DeVry Institute in Columbus.
Swimming & Diving under Ewald
|2013-14||8-2||.800||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2012-13||10-2||.833||5-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2011-12||12-1||.923||5-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2010-11||9-3||.750||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2009-10||10-1||.909||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2008-09||9-5||.643||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2007-08||5-4||.556||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2006-07||5-5||.500||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2005-06||7-3||.700||3-1 / 2nd||.750||Champions|
|2004-05||5-7||.417||3-1 / 2nd||.750||Champions|
|2013-14||6-5||.545||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2012-13||7-6||.538||4-1 / Tri-Champs||.800||Champions|
|2011-12||11-3||.786||5-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2010-11||9-4||.692||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2009-10||6-5||.545||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2008-09||8-7||.533||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2007-08||7-4||.636||4-0 / Champs||1.000||2nd|
|2006-07||6-6||.500||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2005-06||3-8||.273||3-1 / Co-Champs||.750||3rd|
|2004-05||5-4||.556||2-2 / 3rd||.500||3rd|