Success on the tennis court has followed Carl Swanson throughout his playing and coaching career. Swanson is in his 13th year in charge of the Linfield men's tennis program.
As a player, he was a highly ranked junior in the Pacific Northwest, led South Eugene High School to back-to-back state tennis titles, earned All-America honors at Pomona College, and currently maintains a top five national doubles ranking.
Since 1999, Swanson has over 190 wins as a college coach, and his teams and players have earned a bounty of honors and awards. He has coached six Northwest Conference championship teams and more than 30 of his players have earned all-NWC honors. Swanson's athletes have been named NWC Player of the Year four times, two players have earned All-America honors, and many players have been singled out for numerous all-academic awards. Three of his players have been recognized for college, NWC, and national sportsmanship and leadership awards.
Swanson also serves as Greek Life Advisor at Linfield, overseeing the activities and events of the college's eight fraternities and sororities.