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Woodbury boys basketball head coach and Willmar native Scott Swansson talks with players this season during a game against Roseville. The coach wrapped up his coaching career last week. Photo via Forum News Service

Boys basketball: Willmar native Swansson ends 35-year career as Woodbury coach

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By Mike Longaecker

Forum News Service

WOODBURY — No tears.

That’s what Scott Swansson predicted and what he delivered after his final game for the Royals. The Woodbury High School basketball coach met his final game — a 90-78 loss March 5 in the Section 4AAAA finals to Tartan — with the stoicism that has marked his 35-year career.


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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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