Patrick M. Ewing
Graduation Year: 1958
Induction Year: 2002
Sport (s): Football

Pat Ewing came to DePauw University as a Rector Scholar from Wooster High School (Ohio), where he earned six varsity letters in three sports and was co-captain and named most valuable in both football and basketball. He concentrated on football at DePauw, anchoring the line on both sides of the ball as offensive and defensive end. He earned four varsity letters and started every game except two. He was a two-time Williamson Little All-American honorable mention, and Third Team selection to the All-American Methodist University and College Eleven. As a senior he was ICC Lineman of the Year and named All-Conference. Ewing also was a leader off the field, elected president of his fraternity, tapped for Gold Key, and elected treasurer of Student Senate, secretary-treasurer of the "D" Association and president of the Rector Scholar Association. After graduation with a degree in physics, Ewing taught math and physics and coached football, wrestling and track at Greencastle High School and then at River Forest (Ill.) High School. In 1961 he went to Harvard University Graduate School with a National Science Foundation Scholarship, and received his Ed.M. degree in 1962. He then taught and coached at the US Air Force Dependent School in Tokyo, Japan. Ewing returned to The Ohio State University 1964, and remained with that system for nearly 25 years, earning his Ph.D. in mathematics education, and coordinating mathematics instruction at the Lima and Mansfield campuses. He helped lead several professional teaching associations during his career. He married Sharon (Layman) in 1969, and bought a farm near Ashland, Ohio the following year. There the Ewing’s raised three children, Rick, Chanda and Kara, and they now have seven grandchildren and the eighth due in March. In 1988, as professor emeritus, Ewing retired to the farm. He continues to be active in local, state and national agricultural organizations.