Dave Ewart

Dave Ewart

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Ewart during a 2013 game
Arizona Rattlers
Position: Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-03-30) March 30, 1969
Career information
College: East Tennessee State
Undrafted: 1991
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Head coaching record
Regular season: 46–65 (.414)
Postseason: 0–2 (.000)
Career: 46–67 (.407)

David Ewart (born March 30, 1969) is the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL).

College career

Ewart attended Salem International University from 1987 to 1988 playing as an offensive lineman on the Tigers football team before transferring to East Tennessee State University.[1] During his years at East Tennessee State, Ewart was twice named an All-Southern Conference selection and was a Division-1AA All-American selection.

Coaching career

Tampa Bay Storm

Ewart served as an assistant under Tim Marcum for 7 seasons with the Tampa Bay Storm, Ewart was named the Storm's 6th Head Coach in team history on February 17, 2011.[2] After two losing seasons, the Storm were putting together a promising 7-4 season in 2013, when quarterback Adrian McPherson was injured. The Storm went on to lose 7 straight games to end the season, but still made the playoffs. This was the first time the Storm made the playoffs under Ewart.[3] The Storm lost their first round playoff game, and with the team's eighth straight loss, the Storm fired Ewart.[4]

Arizona Rattlers

Ewart joined the Arizona Rattlers staff as defensive coordinator in 2014.[5]

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Win % Result
STL1996 640.6003rd in Central 0 1 .000 Lost to Iowa Barnstormers in AFL Quarterfinals
STL Total640.600-01.000-
TEX1997 680.4293rd in Central - - - -
TEX Total680.429----
FLA2000 3110.2145th in Southern - - - -
FLA2001 680.4294th in Southern - - - -
FLA Total9190.321----
TB2005 110.5003rd in Southern - - - -
TB2006 210.6664th in Southern - - - -
TB2011 7110.3884th in Southern - - - -
TB2012 8100.4444th in Southern - - - -
TB2013 7110.3883rd in Southern 0 1 .000 Lost to Jacksonville Sharks in Conference Semifinals
TB Total25340.424-01.000


  1. Frank Pastor (April 2, 2005). "Acting like he's boss - again". www.sptimes.com. St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  2. Joe Smith (February 17, 2011). "Dave Ewart, a longtime Tim Marcum assistant, becomes Tampa Bay Storm coach". www.tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  3. Brandon Wright (July 20, 2013). "Storm loses to Pittsburgh, still makes Arena playoffs". www.tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  4. Mike Camunas (August 6, 2013). "Storm coach Ewart fired after eight straight losses". www.tbo.com. TAMPA MEDIA GROUP, Inc. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  5. Craig Grialou (March 11, 2014). "Arizona Rattlers begin 'journey' toward third straight title". www.arizonasports.com. Bonneville International. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  6. "Dave Ewart Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
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