Ross Swartz

American baseball player and sports coach

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Ross Swartz
Biographical details
Born1893 (1893)
Died1978 (1979)
Alma materLebanon Valley
Playing career
1915Gettysburg Patriots
1919Reading Coal Barons
1920Reading Marines
1921–1922Reading Aces
1922Pittsfield Hillies
1922Newark Bears
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919Connecticut (assistant)
1923–1929Dickinson Seminary
1923–1930Dickinson Seminary
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1923–1930Dickinson Seminary
Head coaching record
Overall29–23–5 (football)

Milford Ross "Cardy" Swartz (1893 – 1978) was a minor league baseball player[1] and an American football, college basketball and college baseball coach.

As an aside, nickname was Carty, shortened from Cart Horse which he got in school due to his strength. He was my grandfather and lived with my family when I was in school.

He served as the head football coach at the University of Connecticut in 1920.[2]

After playing baseball in the International League, Swartz was hired as the head football coach and head basketball coach at Lycoming College–then known as Dickinson Seminary–in 1923.[3] His football teams achieved a record of 54 wins, 27 losses, and 4 at Dickinson.[4]

Swartz later served as the head football coach (1930–1941) and head men's basketball (1930–1942) at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.[5]


  1. ^ "Ross Swartz". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "UConn". University of Connecticut. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Piper, John F. (December 16, 2011). Lycoming College, 1812–2012: On the Frontiers of American Education. Lexington Books. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "200 MEMORIES: NOS. 11-20". Lycoming Warriors. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Juniata Basketball Records" (PDF). Juniata College. Retrieved April 7, 2019.

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