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A. L. Swanson

A. L. Swanson

American college basketball coach, college baseball coach
A. L. Swanson
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Intro American college basketball coach, college baseball coach
Was Sports coach Basketball coach American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 April 1905, Louisiana, USA
Death 4 November 1987, Farmerville, USA (aged 82 years)
Star sign Aries
Sports Teams
LSU Tigers football
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Arthur Leonard "Red" Swanson Sr. (April 19, 1905 – November 4, 1987) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana College—now known as Southeastern Louisiana University—from 1931 to 1937 and at Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning—now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette—in 1950 compiling career college football coaching record of 46–21–4.

From 1943 to 1945 he served as head coach of the LSU Tigers baseball team. His record as LSU's baseball coach was 28–23 and led the 1943 team to a Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship. During the 1944–45 LSU Tigers basketball season, he served as head coach for the final six games, compiling a 4–2 record.

Swanson's son, also nicknamed Red Swanson, was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1957. The elder Swanson was married to Billie Hightower and died in 1987.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Independent)
1931 Southeastern Louisiana 2–2–2
1932 Southeastern Louisiana 3–5
1933 Southeastern Louisiana 7–3
1934 Southeastern Louisiana 7–3
1935 Southeastern Louisiana 7–2
1936 Southeastern Louisiana 7–0–1
1937 Southeastern Louisiana 8–2–1
Southeastern Louisiana: 41–17–4
Southwestern Louisiana Bulldogs (Gulf States Conference)
1950 Southwestern Louisiana 5–4 2–3 T–4th
Southwestern Louisiana: 5–4 2–3
Total: 46–21–4


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference)
1944–45 LSU 4–2 0–1
LSU: 4–2 (.667) 0–1 (.000)
Total: 4–2 (.667)



Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference)
1943 LSU 13–8 11–3 1st
1944 LSU 4–8
1945 LSU 11–7
LSU: 28–23–0 (.549) 11–3 (.786)
Total: 28–23–0 (.549)


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