Johnny Swaim

Johnny Swaim

Teams coached: TCU Horned Frogs
TCU record: 102-151 (.403)
Overall record: 102-151 (.403)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1968, 1971)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1968)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Southwest Regular Season Champion:  2  (1968, 1971)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1967-1977 TCU
1956-1967 TCU (asst)

Johnny Swaim Facts

  • Johnny Swaim
  • Died 1995
  • Alma Mater: Texas Christian University (BA, 1953)
  • Played at TCU for long-time head coach Buster Brannon, then joined his coaching staff in 1956
    • In his years playing for and coaching under Brannon, Swaim was part of three NCAA Tournaments (including two Sweet Sixteens) and four Southwest titles
  • Elevated to head coach at his alma mater in 1967 following Brannon‘s retirement
    • Went 102-151 in ten seasons at the helm, highlighted by two NCAA Tournament bids and Southwest titles in his first four seasons
    • Finished below .500 in each of his final five seasons, culminating in a 3-23 (0-16 SWC) record in 1976-77 that led to his resignation as head coach
  • Remaining in the Fort Worth area working in the private sector
  • Passed away in 1995; survived by his wife, Joan, and their children, Mike and Susie, all TCU grads

Johnny Swaim Coaching Tree

  • coming soon