NCAA Regionals: (3)
Jacksonville University – 3 / 2007, 2009, 2011
Alex Swenson enters his first season as the volunteer assistant coach of the Jacksonville University baseball program where he will be leading the catchers and assisting with the pitching staff.
JU’s version of the “Iron Man,” Swenson was one of the first three-year captains in JU history and a member of the Dolphins’ NCAA Regional Teams in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Known for his skills and durability behind the plate, Swenson had a career fielding percentage of .987. Swenson played in a total of 148 games during his career at JU and received the nickname “Iron Man” after catching every game in the 2010 season, and a stretch of 109 of 112 games through the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Swenson played alongside a number of talented players while at JU. Fifteen of his teammates where selected in the MLB draft, notably Chris Anderson (1st round to Los Angeles) and Adam Brett Walker (3rd round to Minnesota).
Following his collegiate career, the five-time Atlantic Sun All-Academic selection signed a professional contract with the Newark Bears of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball following tryouts with the Kansas City Royals. Swenson was a graduate of JU’s AACSB accredited Davis College of Business and a member of the JU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during his tenure at JU.
“As a former three-time captain and starting catcher, Alex’s experience with our program will be a valuable asset to our staff where he will coach the catchers, assist with the pitching staff and be heavily involved with on campus recruiting. He has the energy, passion and drive that will mesh well with the rest of my staff,” said Head Coach Tim Montez.