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The South Washington County Bulletin Willmar native Scott Swansson has been the Woodbury High School head basketball coach for 12 years. He led the Royals to the Section 4A title this season, his third time in the state tournament.

Willmar's 'Swanny' patrols Woodbury hoops country

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Before 2000, Del Schiffler was the only boys basketball coach Woodbury High School ever had.

Schiffler, who coached 25 years at Woodbury since the day it opened, was one of the state's most successful and well-liked coaches. He led Woodbury to three section titles and one state championship, in 1983, before passing away at the age of 60 after a two-year battle with cancer in September of 2000.

Scott Swansson was an assistant coach under Schiffler for 17 years.

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