Class of 1972
Dan Swickard was a four-year letterman for the football team and a two-year letterman for the wrestling program. He played on the defensive line his first two seasons, before moving to the offensive line his final two years and earned All-PAC laurels both seasons. He was the first Bethany player to play in every varsity game for his entire four-year career and helped the Green and White post an 18-12-1 mark during his tenure. On campus, Swickard was a member of the Varsity B Club, as well as Sigma Nu fraternity. Swickard graduated from Bethany in 1972 with a degree in physical education and health and went on to earn his Special Education Teaching Certificate from Youngstown State, then attended the University of Dayton to attain his Educational Administration Certificate.
He spent his first six year after graduation in education, then served as Superintendent of the Harrison County Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities from 1978-83. After serving as a Program Director for a multi-state company from 1983-89, Swickard formed his own company in 1989 called Community Living Concepts, Inc. (CLC). He would form another new company in 1994 called Consumer Support Services, Inc., which he continues to serve as President and CEO. Swickard was also an owner of Allied Therapy in Columbus, Ohio, for several years. Swickard, who graduated from Toronto High School in Toronto, Ohio, and his wife Paula (Tenney) reside in Newark, Ohio, and have two sons (Todd and Chris) and one grandchild.