Born on May 6, 1907
November 17, 1998.
Inducted On
January 19, 1974
Location Inducted
Richmond, IN
Region Number
Richmond's Morton
Captain of both basketball and football teams his senior year.
Miami University, OH 1928; Columbia University MS 1932
Was a three-sport star; led Buckeye Conference in hitting 1926, 1927 for baseball team, serving as team captain; 3-year basketball letterman as a forward; quarterback for football team.
Was one of eight charter members in first Hall of Fame class at Miami University; served on Board of Directors of Indiana Football Hall of Fame 10 years; a banner depicting Coach Ewbank was placed on exterior of the Hall of Fame in 2009; a Ewbank statute was unveiled in the new "Cradle of Coaches" entrance area of Yeager Stadium on the Miami campus in October 2010.
Wife, Lucy (deceased); daughters, Nancy, Jan, and Luanne; 17 grandchildren.
Coaching Experience: Coached at Van Wert HS, Ohio, 1928; head coach at McGuffey HS and assistant at Miami 1930-1943; joined the Navy during WW II and was assistant coach for Paul Brown at Great Lakes Naval Training Center; backfield coach at Brown University 1946; head coach at Washington University in St. Louis 1947-1948; assistant coach to Paul Brown with Cleveland Browns 1949-1953; head coach of Baltimore Colts 1954-1962; was first coach and General Manager of the AFL New York Jets 1963-1973; retired after 1973 season with a career record of 134-120-7, including play-offs, 2 NFL Championships, 1 AFL Championship, and 1 Super Bowl win.

Coaching Honors: Only coach to win world championships in both NFL and AFL; won NFL crowns in 1958 and 1959 with Colts and Johnny Unitas as quarterback; coached Jets to AFL and Super Bowl III title with Joe Namath as quarterback 1969; was known as first coach of American Football League with New York Jets; named AP and UPI NFL Coach of the Year 1958 and 1959; AFL Coach of the Year 1969; inducted into national professional Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio, 1978.