Coaching is something that runs in the family for Dan Shwam. His father being a long-time football coach as well as all other coaches in his family too. Dan decided to branch off and wanted to coach baseball. His journey goes all the way back to 1981. This was the year when he decided that coaching baseball was what he wanted to do with his life. Dan was presented with an amazing opportunity to coach professional baseball with a minor league affiliate team in Salt Lake. One of Dan’s great coaching accomplishments throughout his career so far was when he was on the coaching staff for the professional team that set the record for most consecutive wins at 29 straight. This was the exact moment where he realized that coaching was definitely what he was going to do for a very long time.
For the last 10 years Dan has been working the Perfect Game League and then all of that changed when he got a phone call from the owner of the Parkland Sharks team and was asked if he wanted to coach the team in the CLPB this summer. Dan jumped at the idea and thought it would be an amazing opportunity to be a part of the CLPB.
When talking about Dan’s coaching style, he was very quick to mention that his main strength is with communication skills. He is all about getting to know his players not just on the field but also off the field and get to know way more about them than just their skills on the baseball field and create a strong bond between the player and coach.
During these troubled times of COVID-19, Dan and his family have kept it quite simple. He mentioned how the main things him and his family are doing would include activities such as going for walks on a consistent basis, eating better, and playing games with family and friends.