Swanson will be entering his second year this season as head coach of the Saints men's and women's bowling programs while resuming his duties as an assistant baseball coach.
In the programs' inaugural year during 2010-11, Swanson took the talented, but youthful Saints to their share of success while competing against perennial national powerhouses at different tournament sites. To close the inaugural campaign, he led the Ashford men to a runner-up performance at the MCC Roll-Off.
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 off 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 coach for the Saints.
Swanson assists the Saints by spending a majority of his time working on hitting and with the infielders. He obtained his Master's degree in Organizational Management while at Ashford.
Swanson currently resides in Clinton, Iowa.
Garvey is on board as an assistant coach for the Ashford men and women bowling programs, currently through their second year of existence. He works in conjunction with Saints' Head Coach Brian Swanson and used to be on the Saints' baseball team for a season, playing both the pitcher and outfield positions.
Garvey is an accomplished bowler on the local scene, with over 18 years of experience on the lanes. His father, Jay, also owns Imperial Lanes in Camanche, the current practice facility for the Ashford bowling squads.
Garvey bowled on the Clinton High School team and graduated as a River King in 2006.
Garvey has thrown seven perfect games of 300 and one series of 800 in his amateur career. He has made his name for himself as he's grown up around the area, competing with success in many city tournaments and leagues.
Garvey's sister, Taylor, bowls collegiately for St. Ambrose University.
Garvey graduated in May with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports and Recreation Management from Ashford University. He currently resides in Clinton and is working towards his Master's Degree.