This is Brett Swendig’s fifth year as a coach at Victory. Brett played club volleyball at Texas A&M University as a Middle Blocker and Outside Hitter winning four conference championships, four 1st Team All-Conference selections, and one Most Valuable Player award. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Sport Management, Brett spent the summer at USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs where, among other things, he coached the beach session of the Boy’s High Performance camps, assisted with the training of the USA Women’s Paralympic Sitting Volleyball team, and was a skill demonstrator for the CAP program. The next fall Brett was the Volunteer Assistant Coach with Texas A&M University’s women’s volleyball team.
Brett then spent the next two years as an Americorps VISTA on the Navajo Nation reservation. In his free time there Brett coached high school volleyball and boys’ basketball, junior high club volleyball teams, and youth baseball and softball. He has also created and directed a summer volleyball camp the past four years for different areas of the reservation using current and former collegiate athletes. After completion of his term of service with the Americorps, Brett returned to graduate school where he continued working with the Texas A&M women’s program as a practice player and camp coach. After graduating with his Master’s degree Brett spent a few weeks in Poland teaching sports to youth before spending another few weeks overseas in Spain trying out for pro volleyball teams across Europe.
Brett is currently a costing consultant, providing services to local governments. In addition to training athletes, he also trains his Chocolate Lab in dock jumping. He also owns a German Shorthaired Pointer who is being trained to not run away.