|Position:||Director of Hockey Operations|
|Hometown:||Detroit Lakes, Minn.|
|Alma Mater:||North Dakota|
Patrick Swanson, in his 13th season on the UND staff, was elevated to director of hockey operations prior to the 2010-11 season.
Swanson, who had spent his previous five seasons as UND’s equipment manager, oversees the program’s day-to-day hockey operations, including budgeting and spending, travel arrangements and video analysis and scouting breakdown.
Swanson is a 2002 graduate of UND with a bachelor’s degree in business management. From 1998 to 2002 he was a student manager with the UND men’s hockey team.
After graduating from UND, Swanson was the head equipment manager for the Rockford IceHogs (United Hockey League) in 2002-03 and with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (American Hockey League) in 2003-2004. While with Cincinnati, Swanson worked the NHL rookie and pro training camp for the NHL’s Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Swanson and his wife, Amy, have two sons: Carter (14) and Bronx (7).