A. L. Swanson
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April 19, 1905|
|Died||November 4, 1987
|Position(s)||Guard, fullback, tackle|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 SEC (1943)
SEC Coach of the Year (1943)
Arthur Leonard "Red" Swanson Sr. (April 19, 1905 – November 4, 1987) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana College—now known as Southeastern Louisiana University—from 1931 to 1937 and at Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning—now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette—in 1950 compiling career college football coaching record of 46–21–4.
From 1943 to 1945 he served as head coach of the LSU Tigers baseball team. His record as LSU's baseball coach was 28–23 and led the 1943 team to an Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship. During the 1944–45 LSU Tigers basketball season, he served as head coach for the final six games, compiling a 4–2 record.
Head coaching record
|Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Independent) (1931–1937)|
|Southwestern Louisiana Bulldogs (Gulf States Conference) (1950)|
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