Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Mr. Paul SwansonPaul Swanson
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  • A.B.D. West Virginia University, Doctor of Education, 1984.
  • M.A. Northwestern University, Education, specializing in Physical Education, 1979.
  • B.A. North Park College, Psychology, 1975.
Professional Experiences:
  • Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Associate Professor, August 1984 to present
  • Department Head, Physical Education, 1990 to 1997
  • Head Women's Basketball Coach, August 1984 to 1989
Previous Experience:
  • Head Girl's Basketball Coach, Waynesburg High School, 1983-84.
  • Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Waynesburg College, 1983.
  • Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Athletes in Action, Summer, traveled to South America, 1983.
  • Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Athletes in Action, traveled to Japan, Summer 1982.
  • Women's Volleyball Coach, West Virginia University, 1980 to 1982.
  • Physical Education Instructor, West Virginia University, 1979 to 1980.
  • Physical Education Instructor, Northwestern University, 1978 to 1979
Professional Organizations:
  • American Alliance of Health Physical Education Recreation & Dance
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • American Coaching Effectiveness Program
  • Ohio Intercollegiate Volleyball Coaches Association
Awards and Recognition:
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001-2002
  • Coach of the Year, National Christian College Athletic Association, East Region, 1997, 1998.
  • Coach of the Year, Mid-Ohio Conference, Volleyball, 1995, 1996.
  • District I Coach of the Year, National Christian College Athletic Association, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
  • Coaching Excellence Award, Volleyball, Knox County Athletic Association, 1988.
  • Coach of the Year, Women's Volleyball, Mid-Ohio Conference, 1987 Season.
  • Coach of the Year, Women's Basketball, Greater Ohio Athletic Conference, 1985-86 season, 1986-87 season.
Favorite Scripture Verse:

Hebrews 12:1 - "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."

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