Phil Swimley came to UC Davis in 1965 as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. He guided the UC Davis baseball team to more than 900 wins during a career that spanned almost 40 years amassing a 902-822-15 (.519) mark earning those wins despite playing a schedule that has included every major collegiate baseball program in Northern California, including UC Berkeley, Stanford and local rival, Sacramento State. He led his teams to eight conference championships, six trips to the NCAA Division II West Regional and a berth in the 1995 Division II World Series. Additionally, he won 573 league games and in 1995 was named the West Region Coach of the Year by the National Association of Baseball Coaches (NABC).
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