MILLTOWN — Dan Swasey, who led Saint Mark’s High School boys soccer to a No. 1 seed in the DIAA Division II state tournament, has been named the 2021 Delaware state boys soccer coach of the year by the state coaches association.
This was his 11th season leading the Spartans, who went 13-2 before falling to Newark Charter in penalty kicks in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament on Nov. 13. Their season included an eight-game winning streak to open the year and nine shutouts.
“This is a tremendous honor to be named coach of the year, but it’s really just a blessing to be able to work with such motivated student athletes here at Saint Mark’s,” Swasey said. “They make my job easy with their dedication and passion for their sport.”
Swasey is also the coach of the varsity girls team, as well as the health and physical education department chair. He has been teaching at Saint Mark’s for 19 years.
In other coaching news for the Spartans, Cam Butler has been introduced as the new wrestling coach at Saint Mark’s. Butler is currently a graduate student at Clarion University in Pennsylvania, where he competed in the varsity lineup for four years in three different weight classes.
Butler was a Mid-American Conference championship qualifier and a two-time all-MAC academic team member. He will graduate with a master’s degree in education.
He is a former Maryland state champion and two-time state medalist. His other accomplishments include being a two-time Eastern National champion, Southern Maryland Athletic Conference and regional champion, La Plata male athlete of the year, and Charles County winter athlete of the year.
“The future is very bright,” Butler said in a statement. “The program has been going in the right direction, and I’m looking to carry on that positive momentum to build upon the strong foundation that is already established.”
Saint Mark’s wrestling begins its season Dec. 2 with a tri-meet at Appoquinimink High School, and the Spartans will participate the weekend of Dec. 3 in the Ray Oliver Invitational at McDonogh School in Maryland.