Swanson will be entering his fourth year this season as head coach of the Saints men's and women's bowling programs.
In his third year at the helm of both bowling programs, Swanson led the women’s team to five top-five finishes including a second place effort at the seventh annual Roto-Grip Eagles Baker Challenge. It matched the program’s best team finish.
On the men’s side, AU notched a pair of top five finishes and claimed its best finish, third, at the Viterbo V-Hawk Invitational.
During his sophomore campaign, Swanson led the women’s bowling team to a third place finish at the NAIA Invitational, the unofficial bowling national championships. Ashford climbed from seventh place on day two to finish third overall during the knockout stages of the event.
Originally a native of Aniwa, Wis., and a graduate of Antigo High School, Swanson started his collegiate playing career as a first baseman and right-handed pitcher for Madison Tech, where he went on to be part of a team that would make back-to-back NJCAA Div. II regional appearances (2001-03). The 2001-02 team finished its season with an appearance in the super regionals.
Swanson was named Madison Tech's Male Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the 2002-03 campaign. Upon completion of his associate's degree from Madison Area Technical College, Swanson transferred to Lakeland College where he played under the guidance of current Ashford Head Coach John Govek.
Swanson then finished his collegiate career as a student-assistant coach under Govek. He started out his coaching experience with Ashford as a graduate assistant baseball coach for the Saints.
He obtained his Master's degree in Organizational Management while at Ashford.
Swanson currently resides in Clinton, Iowa.