Peggy Ewald is in her 13th 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 first 12 seasons at the helm, Ewald guided the men’s team to Ohio Athletic Conference Championships titles in each of those 12 years and the women’s team seven OAC titles.
The Polar Bear men have won 10 OAC Regular Season Championships and have had 16 OAC Swimmers of the Year, 90 OAC Individual titles, 44 OAC relay titles, 13 NCAA All-Americans and 29 Academic All-OAC honorees and were named a Scholar All-America Team for the 2015-16 season.
The ONU women have won 10 OAC Regular Season crowns as well as seven OAC Championship titles, have had five OAC Swimmers of the Year, 70 OAC Individual titles, 38 OAC relay titles, eight Scholar All-Americans, five Scholar All-American Teams and 57 Academic All-OAC honorees.
She was named the OAC Men’s Coach of the Year in '16, ’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 151 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 21 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 Para Pan Am Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; was the head coach for the 2009 Youth ParaPanAm Games in Bogota, Columbia; was the 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, and was an Assistant Team Leader for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England.
She was also with Team USA as Sports Science Specialist for 2013 World championships in Montreal, Canada, 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif. and the 2015 World Championships in Glasglow, Scotland.
She served with the non-profit group Dare2Tri out of Chicago, IL for the Annual Paratriathlete Training Camps. Ewald served as the open water swimming coach, 2014 and 2015 for these Training Camps on the Road to Rio in 2016.
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 was 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 University in 1989 and earned a M.A. in education from Heidelberg College in 1996.
Ewald, a resident of Tiffin, Ohio is married to Dan Ewald and they have three children and two grandchildren.
Swimming & Diving under Ewald
|2015-16||8-2||.800||5-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|2014-15||7-2||.778||4-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|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|
|2015-16||5-6||.455||4-1 / Co-Champs||.800||3rd|
|2014-15||3-7||.300||3-1 / 2nd||.750||2nd|
|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|