M Hockey Coaching Staff
Patrick Swanson
Director of Hockey Operations
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Hockey Operations
Hometown: Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Alma Mater: North Dakota
Graduating Year: 2002

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).