Marc Swindle enters his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Air Force volleyball team. Swindle, who brought over 20 years of club coaching experience to the Falcons' bench, has helped Air Force to two High Honorable Mention recruiting awards from PrepVolleyball.com (2012, 2014).
Like head coach Matt McShane, Swindle is no stranger to the Mountain West. He joined the Academy staff after spending two years as a volunteer assistant at the University of New Mexico. During his time on the sidelines, New Mexico compiled a 42-17 record, which included its first appearance at the NCAA Championships in 15 years.
Swindle spent over 20 years as a club coach, with his teams winning 16 age-group regional championships and 14 qualifications to the USA Volleyball National Championships. Two of the athletes he coached, Colleen Smith and Jeannie Fairchild, went on to receive AVCA All-America status as college players. Swindle also spent 10 years as the director of the New Mexico Juniors program, which grew from just four teams to the largest club in New Mexico in just three years.
In addition, Swindle has served as the president of University Athlete, Inc., since its inception in 2004. The company helps college volleyball coaches find, identify and communicate with over 100,000 club volleyball players. He is also the vice-president of Synch, Inc., a marketing and advertising agency that has assisted such companies as the Santa Fe Opera and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Swindle graduated from New Mexico in 1992, following a four-year career as a member of the UNM men's volleyball team. He was named the USA Volleyball Regional Player of the Year during the 1991-94 seasons.