The staff includes assistant coaches Will Ryan, Jason Kemp and Aaron Fuss, and director of basketball operations Jared Swanson
Jared Swanson enters his first season as the director of basketball operations in 2014-15 under first-year Ohio head coach Saul Phillips. His responsibilities include managing all day-to-day men's basketball operations, handling the program's budget, all aspects of team and recruiting travel, academic development, as well as game scheduling. He is the primary liaison with University and Athletic Administration, community service groups and opposing schools. Swanson also serves as director of Bobcats Summer Basketball Camps.
Swanson served in the same role at San Jose State during the 2013-14 season after spending the previous two campaigns as DOBO under Phillips at North Dakota State (2011-13). At NDSU, he was responsible for team travel, video exchange and coordination, conducting Bison Summer Basketball Camps and game management, along with assisting in budgeting and game scheduling.
"Jared is ultra-organized, and, administratively, light years ahead of where I am, personally. He completes the equation for us," said Phillips. "I have the utmost trust in him, and he will have the office running smoothly the second he sets foot on campus."
During the 2010-11 campaign, Swanson served as the administrative assistant for the men's basketball program at Boise State. Prior to his stint with the Broncos, he was the varsity head coach at Payson High School in Payson, Ariz., for the 2009-10 season.
Swanson played professional basketball for four seasons in Australia for Warrnambool, Shepparton and Southern Peninsula from 2005-08. He was a two-time league most valuable player and three-time all-star.
A native of Morris, Minn., Swanson played two seasons (1998-00) at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls) where he was an all-state and all-region pick. He then played at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., from 2001-03, where he was a first team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree. During his senior season, Swanson was the team's leading scorer at 15.7 per game and rebounder at 5.5 per game his senior year and ranked 15th in the nation in field goal percentage at .607.
Swanson earned a bachelor's degree in social studies education from Concordia in 2003 and a master's degree in athletic administration from Idaho State in 2011.
He and his wife, Jessica, are the parents of two sons, Jett and Nash.