Frank Ellwood
Biographical details
Born (1935-04-18) April 18, 1935 (age 87)
Dover, Ohio
Playing career
1953–1956Ohio State
Position(s)Quarterback, end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957Dover HS (OH) (assistant)
1958Ohio State (assistant)
1959–1961Air Force (assistant)
1962–1964Ohio State (assistant)
1965–1974Ohio (assistant)
1996Georgia Southern
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1990–1995Georgia Southern (sr. assoc. AD)
1995Georgia Southern (interim AD)
1996–1998Georgia Southern (sr. assoc. AD)
Head coaching record

Frank Ellwood (born April 18, 1935)[1] is a former American football player, coach, and college athletic administrator. He served as the head football coach at Marshall University from 1975 to 1978 and at Georgia Southern University in 1996, compiling a record of 14–41 in five seasons.[2] He was previously an assistant coach at the Ohio State University and at Ohio University. He won a national championship as a player at Ohio State in 1954. Ellwood served as a senior associate athletic director at Georgia Southern from 1990 until his retirement in 1998. He was the school's interim athletic director from July 25 to December 31, 1995.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Marshall Thundering Herd (NCAA Division I independent) (1975–1976)
1975 Marshall 2–9
1976 Marshall 4–7
Marshall Thundering Herd (Southern Conference) (1977–1978)
1977 Marshall 2–9 0–5 7th
1978 Marshall 1–10 0–5 7th
Marshall: 10–34 0–10
Georgia Southern Eagles (Southern Conference) (1996)
1996 Georgia Southern 4–7 2–6 T–6th
Georgia Southern: 4–7 2–6
Total: 14–41


  1. ^ Field of Dreams: Marshall University. Huntington, West Virginia: The Herald Dispatch. September 6, 1991. p. 71.
  2. ^ "College Football Warehouse". Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  3. ^ "Overtime: Southern's Ellwood retires". The Augusta Chronicle. Augusta, Georgia. August 18, 1998. Archived from the original on March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.