Mark Swenson has been a fixture on the Lewis & Clark bench for over two decades. Overall, “Coach Swen” has accumulated 32 years of basketball coaching experience, including 21 years with the Pioneers. Prior to coming to Lewis & Clark, Swenson coached at the high school level in Washington, including four years at Bellevue High School. He was also active in the state AAU/BCI programs.
In his time with the Pioneers, Swenson has brought a wealth of knowledge, experience, and stability to the basketball program and has been instrumental in establishing the winning tradition associated with the Lewis & Clark basketball team. Swenson has coached teams to five Northwest Conference titles, six 20-win seasons, 17 winning seasons, and was on the bench when the Pioneers advanced to the Final Four in 1994 with a team that featured All-American Dinari Foreman.
A 1973 graduate of Washington State University, Swenson also serves as Regional Vice President for Bon Appétit Management Company, the corporation that administers the food service programs at over 100 private colleges and universities throughout the country, including eight Northwest colleges and four Northwest Conference schools (including Lewis & Clark). He resides in Lake Oswego.