Swenson Named New UW Baseball Assistant

July 6, 2001

SEATTLE - Gregg Swenson, head baseball coach at Tacoma Community College for the last fiveseasons, has been named the volunteer assistant coach at the University of Washington,head coach Ken Knutson announced today.

Under NCAA rules, college baseball coaching staffs are allowed to have one paid headcoach, two paid assistant coaches and a volunteer. Swenson joins a staff that includesKnutson, associate head coach Joe Ross and assistant coach Travis Jewett. Swenson hastendered his resignation at Tacoma CC to take the job at Washington.

Swenson, who teaches eighth-grade math at Gault Middle School in Tacoma, was namedthe league coach of the year at Tacoma CC in both 1997 and 2000. His teams finished thirdin the NWAACC the last two seasons and he finished his TCC career with a won-lostrecord of 124-76.

Swenson began his coaching career as an assistant at Sehome High School from 1992 to1995. He helped Sehome to a second-place finish in the state in 1992 and fifth-placefinishes in 1993 and 1995.

In 1996, Swenson moved to Tacoma CC as an assistant head coach under Travis Jewett,who was hired as a Husky assistant last week.

Swenson attended Olympia High School and Tacoma CC before earning a degree inexercise science and physiology from Western Washington in 1994. In 1997, he completeda master's program in teaching at City University.

Swenson and his wife Diane, a UW grad, reside in Tacoma.

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