A pair of Champaign County residents will be featured on national TV next week.
Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Nick Selvaggio and Urbana Daily Citizen Sports Editor Steve Stout will be featured on an episode of NFL Films Presents on Monday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 (Time Warner channel 317, Direct TV channel 219, Dish TV channel 150).
In 2000, Selvaggio and Stout co-founded Miami (Ohio) University’s Cradle of Coaches Archive by donating original playbooks, game plans, scouting reports, etc. of Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Weeb Ewbank.
Ewbank, a Miami graduate, won two NFL titles with the Baltimore Colts (1958-59) and led the New York Jets to victory in Super Bowl III.
After Ewbank’s death in 1998, Selvaggio and Stout acquired his coaching archives at an auction.
Stout was contacted by NFL Films in 2015 about appearing in an NFL Films Presents episode about Ewbank, and a camera crew visited Stout’s home to interview him in July of that year.
Selvaggio was interviewed the next day at the Cradle of Coaches Archive in Miami’s King Library.
Besides Ewbank, the Cradle of Coaches Archive contains original material from Paul Brown, Sid Gillman, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes and other greats who either attended Miami or coached there.
Stout also assisted NFL Films on an episode of A Football Life featuring Paul Brown that aired on NFL Network in November of 2015.