NEWBERRY - Newberry College head football coach Todd Knight has announced the promotion of Bennett Swygert to the position of offensive coordinator, with immediate effect.
Swygert has served as the Wolves' running backs coach for the last two seasons and replaces Zach Ellis, who left to pursue a career in the private sector.
In his time at Newberry, Swygert has coached John Gadson to a first team all-South Atlantic Conference performance in 2011. The Wolves finished fifth in the South Atlantic Conference in rushing yardage in each of his seasons.
Prior to coming to Newberry, Swygert was the quarterbacks coach at Fort Dorchester High School for three seasons. His team was the conference co-champion in 2010 and he coached a Rivals Top 100 quarterback that season. He also coached a North/South All-Star quarterback in the 2008 season.
In his playing career, Swygert was the starting quarterback at Western Carolina in 2004 and 2006. He was on the Summerville High School state championship team in 1998 and was an all-state, All-American and Shrine Bowl quarterback in 2000.
Swygert is the son of 2012 Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and current defensive volunteer assistant Dennis Swygert.