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.V.), 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.
The Lions had running back Tevin Coleman, who was a big-play threat waiting to happen for the Indiana Hoosiers, in for a pre-draft visit Thursday.
Martin Mayhew explained there were several reasons the Lions blocked the Bears request to interview Jim Bob Cooter for their offensive coordinator opening.
Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. appreciates his father's advice as he goes through the pre-draft process, including a visit to the Lions' training facility Wednesday.
Indiana RB Tevin Coleman, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his toe surgery and being unable to run at the event.
Washington State DT Xavier Cooper, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his decision to leave school early for the draft and his days playing soccer.