Rick Swanson began his coaching career as a Varsity assistant at Spring Lake Park from 1980-1989. He came to Blaine High School and served asana assistant to Steve Reiter from 1990 -2005. He coached in the Blaine Traveling program from 2006-2010.
In 2015 he coached at Calvin Christian. Rick returned to coach the freshman team at Blaine the past 2 years. He is looking forward to returning to the varsity level this season. Rick has also coached Varsity football for 38 years, the last 33 at Blaine.
He recently retired from his Physical Education position at Blaine after 38 years of teaching. Rick and his wife, Denise, have two adult kids, Leah and Kyle.