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Swansson named co-coach of the year

A great year for Scott Swansson just got better.

The Woodbury High School basketball coach was named co-coach of the year in Class AAAA by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association.

He and Osseo coach Tim Theisen shared in the honor.

When asked to comment on the award, Swansson displayed his trademark sense of humor.

"I wonder who the heck votes for that stuff," he said by phone while on vacation in Arizona. "I was pleasantly surprised."

Swansson led the Royals to the Section 4AAAA championship and took the team to the state tournament for the first time in five years.

He turned the Royals' season around from a 10-16 record in 2010-11 to 21-5 this year.

Swansson said he learned of the honor Monday and was "overwhelmed" by the news.

"I didn't expect that," he said.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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