Daniel "Danny" McEuen worked at Grove City College as a professor of English from 1920 to 1958 while also serving as an assistant football and track and field coach throughout his career at the College.
McEuen joined the faculty prior to the 1920-21 academic year and worked as an assistant coach for head football coach Robert E. Thorn during the 1920 season. In 1927, the College restarted its track and field program and McEuen coached Grove City's field athletes until retiring after the 1958 season.
McEuen helped guide Grove City to the Tri-State track and field championship in 1948. Grove City also recorded the first undefeated season in program history that year. Two years later, the Wolverines again claimed the Tri-State title.
As a coach, McEuen worked with six men who went on to earn the College's Athletic Heritage Award. McEuen closely worked with legendary Grove City coaches Thorn, Jim Loveless, Jack Behringer and Jim Longnecker.
While at Grove City, McEuen also coached the debate team and helped launch the College's literary magazine. He earned membership into Omicron Delta Kappa and received an honorary doctorate from the College in 1957.
Born April 14, 1886 in Washington, D.C., McEuen attended Newark (N.J.) Academy before enrolling at Yale in 1904. He graduated from Yale in 1908 and taught English at Kiskiminetas Springs School (now The Kiski School) for two years. McEuen then returned to Yale and earned his master's degree in 1912.
He taught at the University of Missouri from 1912 to 1916. McEuen then served in the United States Army from 1917 to 1919. "Mac" first served on the Mexican border with the 4th Missouri Infantry before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at Fort Riley in 1917. The Army promoted him to First Lieutenant in 1918. Later that year, McEuen went abroad and served with the 816th Pioneer Infantry in France.
After receiving an honorable discharge in 1919, McEuen taught at Washington State College for one year before coming to Grove City.
McEuen married Kathryn E. Anderson of Big Run, Pa., in 1932 and he passed away in 1962 at age 76.