Wayne State College

Regg Swanson

Inducted: 2001

Regg Swanson played football and basketball at Wayne State College from 1971-75, but he is better known for establishing the first athletic training room and program at Wayne State in 1977. He received his Master of Science degree from WSC in 1979. Regg, a native of Laurel, played basketball at Wayne State in 1973 and 1974 while earning two letters with the football team from 1973-74.Swanson has been in numerous director positions since leaving Wayne State. From 1980-83, he served as clinic director at the sports and physical rehabilitation center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1983, he took the assistant athletic trainer position at the University of Southern California and held that position until 1985 when he became the clinic director at the sports training and physical therapy center in Brentwood, Tennessee. In 1993, Swanson owned and directed his own sports training and physical therapy center and currently is the president of STAR Physical Therapy in Nashville, Tennessee. Swanson has also been active serving as an assistant or head athletic trainer for various national and international competitions. He was head athletic trainer for the USA Swim Team that participated in meets in Israel, Russia, New Zealand, Holland and France. From 1982-1996, he was a board member on the United States Swimming Sports Medicine Council. Swanson also was selected as the head athletic trainer of the aquatic sports for the Atlanta Committee of Olympic Games. Swanson was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame on October 17, 2001.