Now in his 15th season as the Miami Hurricanes’ head strength and conditioning coach, Andreu Swasey has developed a reputation as one of the finest in his field. One of college football’s best-known and most innovative strength coaches, Swasey has an extensive background in speed and agility training.
Swasey is in charge of the daily conditioning regimen for more than 100 student-athletes in the Hurricanes’ football program. He also directs Miami’s entire strength and conditioning staff of five coaches who supervise all of the conditioning needs of UM’s 18 scholarship sports. Swasey has a unique perspective as a strength and conditioning coach, as he has previous experience as a defensive backs coach and a player. That background makes Swasey the perfect person to address the specific needs of football student-athletes.
The Miami native has coached in 10 bowl games with the Hurricanes, including the 2001 national championship at the Rose Bowl. As a football player at Baylor University, he started at cornerback and was a two-year letterman. He was the starting strong safety for the Bears as a senior in 1993 after playing extensively as a reserve in 1992 on a team that defeated Arizona in the Sun Bowl.
Swasey’s current stint at UM is his second with the Hurricanes. He returned to UM in 2000 from the University of Houston. He spent the 2000 season as Miami’s co-head strength and conditioning coach in charge of speed and agility and was promoted to head of the department in 2001.
Swasey was with the Hurricanes in 1997 and 1998 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach before moving on to coach defensive backs at Houston in 1999.
He began his coaching career at Copperas Cove (Texas) High School, where he coached defensive backs from 1995 to 1997.
Prior to his playing days at Baylor, Swasey was a standout at Fort Scott (Kansas) Junior College, where he earned second-team Junior College All-America honors in 1991 and was an all-conference honoree.
Swasey is a graduate of Carol City High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Baylor in 1995. He and his wife, Monica, have four children – sons, Andrew and Jovon, and daughters, Ashlinn and Jaela.
| SWASEY FILE
|Education||Baylor, 1995 (B.A., sociology)|
|Family||wife Monica; sons Andrew and Jovon; daughters Ashlinn and Jaela|
| COACHING EXPERIENCE
|1995-97||Defensive Backs, Copperas Cove (Texas) HS|
|1997-98||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Miami|
|1999||Defensive Backs, Houston|
|2000||Co-Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Miami|
|2001-Present||Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Miami|
|BOWL EXPERIENCE, COACH (12)|
|1998||Micron PC Bowl (Miami)|
|2001||Sugar Bowl (Miami)|
|2002||Rose Bowl (Miami)|
|2003||Fiesta Bowl (Miami)|
|2004||Orange Bowl (Miami)|
|2004||Peach Bowl (Miami)|
|2005||Peach Bowl (Miami)|
|2006||MPC Computers Bowl (Miami)|
|2008||Emerald Bowl (Miami)|
|2009||Champs Sports Bowl (Miami)|
|2010||Sun Bowl (Miami)|
|2013||Russell Athletic Bowl (Miami)|
|2014||Duck Commander Independence Bowl (Miami)|
|BOWL EXPERIENCE, PLAYER (1)|
|1992||Sun Bowl (Baylor)|
|Starting cornerback as senior at Baylor (1993)|
|Two-year football letterman at Baylor (1992-93)|