Andreu Swasey, the University of Miami’s long-time and well-loved head strength and conditioning coach, was not retained after 18 years of service.
More than preparing student athletes to perform at their highest levels, Coach Swasey’s most important work was done by craftily molding young people into responsible adults.
Daily lessons of ethics, accountability, commitment, selflessness, character and integrity were what this legendary UM coach was all about.
Most student athletes come to the university unprepared for the rigors of college life combined with the full-time responsibility of being an athlete.
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Developing better people equipped for the challenges of life is what our vast list of UM champions will tell you is what he really did for a living.
Mark Dziadek, Miami