Sept. 11, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
Swann named head coach at
Pedro Swann has been hired as the new head coach
at Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Swann founded and has been president of the Pro
Swing Sports Academy in Middletown, Delaware, since 2007. He was
a hitting instructor and head coach for three youth travel
teams. Swann was hitting coach at St. Andrews High School from
2009-11 and at Avon Grove High School in 2008.
From 1991 to 2007, Swann played professional
baseball. He was taken in the 26th round of the 1991 MLB Draft
by the Atlanta Braves. Swann played in the majors for the
Braves, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. He also played
in the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies
Swann played at Delaware State from 1989-91,
earning all-conference honors each season. He posted a career
batting average of .421, the top mark in program history. Swann
belted 26 homers and drove in 131 runs. Swann was inducted into
the Delaware State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 and
his No. 1 jersey was retired in 2004. Swann earned his degree in
business administration from DSU in 1995.
Swann succeeds Will Gardner, who departed after
six seasons with the Hawks. UMES was 14-39 this past season,
including 11-13 in the MEAC.