Scott McEwen is now in his 29th season working in the Lions’ personnel department and his first as senior personnel executive following his promotion in May 2015. In his previous role, he managed the college side of the team’s scouting department, and was a key cog in the team’s evaluation of college players throughout the country. McEwen plays an integral role in the team’s planning and preparation for the annual college selection meeting.
McEwen is the team’s elder statesman among the members of the player personnel department, having been a member of the scouting staff for the longest period of time. He originally joined the organization in 1987.
A 1980 graduate of West Liberty State (W. Va.), McEwen began his tenure with the Lions as an area scout after spending two seasons working for the BLESTO Scouting Service. Prior to his scouting career, the East McKeesport, Pa., native served as the defensive line coach at his alma mater from 1980-81, and later coached four seasons at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
McEwen and his wife, Colleen, reside in Pittsburgh, Pa., and have four sons: Scott Jr., Matthew, Patrick and Michael.
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