Chris Swift joined Greenville University in 2013 as head men's soccer coach. Under Swift, the men’s soccer program emphasizes success on the field, in the classroom, and in spiritual growth and character development.
The men’s soccer team hosts regular Bible studies and is also very active with the Special Olympics program in Southern Illinois. Growing and giving back is an essential part of the men’s soccer program.
Swift also serves as an Associate Staff Coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), leading and instructing introductory level coaching courses.
Prior to arriving at Greenville, Swift spent four years as an assistant coach at two NCAA Division I institutions (Eastern Kentucky University and Lamar University). In his one season at EKU, the team finished 10-7-3, posting the first winning record in program history. The Lamar University soccer program improved all three years that Swift was a member of the coaching staff, culminating in 2011 when the Cardinals enjoyed the most successful season in the five-year history of the program, earning the No. 3 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament.
A 2006 graduate of Vanguard University in California with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science, Swift holds four coaching certifications – NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF "C" License, USSF National Youth License, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma.
He and his wife, Marissa, reside in Greenville with their son Owen.