Sept. 11, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Swann named head coach at Maryland-Eastern Shore


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 organizations.


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.