Air Force Volleyball Adds Marc Swindle to Coaching Staff
April 8, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - First-year Air Force volleyball head coach Matt McShane recently announced the hiring of Marc Swindle as the program's assistant coach. Swindle brings over 20 years of club coaching experience to the Falcons' team.
Like McShane, Swindle is no stranger to the Mountain West Conference. He joins the Academy staff after spending the past two years as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of New Mexico. During his tenure on the sidelines, New Mexico compiled a 42-17 record, which included its first appearance at the NCAA Championships in 15 years.
He has served as a club coach for over 20 years. His teams have won 16 age-group regional championships, while accounting for 14 qualifications to the USA Volleyball National Championships. Two of his athletes, Colleen Smith and Jeannie Fairchild, have received AVCA All-America status. In addition, he spent 10 years as the director of the New Mexico Juniors program, which is the largest club in New Mexico. A non-profit club, the New Mexico Juniors grew from four teams to 18 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. Following graduation, he was named the USA Volleyball Regional Player of the Year during the 1991-94 seasons.