Women’s Basketball Names Tiffany Swoffard as Assistant Coach

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State women's basketball has added Tiffany Swoffard as an assistant coach, head coach Carolyn Kieger announced Friday. Swoffard joins the Lady Lions after spending the last four years as an assistant coach at Miami of Ohio.
Kieger on Swoffard: "We are thrilled to announce Tiffany to our Penn State family. She brings years of experience and has an amazing track record of recruiting and developing players. Her ability to help transform programs was very important to us, and we know she will help elevate our staff. Tiffany has impacted and won at every program she has been a part of, and we can't wait for her to get to Happy Valley."
Swoffard on joining Penn State women's basketball: "For many years, I have respected Coach Kieger's contagious energy, strong leadership and passion for her program. I believe in her vision to build this Penn State program to an elite level. Coach Kieger is a proven winner on and off the court, and the chance to help impact student-athletes at a place like Penn State makes this opportunity even more special for me."

Swoffard Bio: In Swoffard's four seasons at Miami of Ohio, six RedHawks earned All-MAC accolades, and 20 were placed on the Academic All-MAC squad. With the RedHawks, Swoffard oversaw recruiting, perimeter and post player development and scheduling. As the recruiting coordinator at Miami, Swoffard recruited several high-impact players in the MAC, including All-MAC Conference selection Ivy Wolf, a top-15 MAC scorer and rebounder in Maddi Cluse and NJCAA All-American Sierra Morrow. In her final season at Miami of Ohio, Swoffard also oversaw team offense, guiding the RedHawks offense to 72.1 points per game in league play, 42.8% from the field and 33.4% behind the arc.

Swoffard joined Miami's staff after four years as an assistant coach at Toledo, where she served as the program's recruiting coordinator and oversaw development for guards and post players. As the recruiting coordinator, Swoffard helped secure multiple high-level players, including Quinesha Lockett (MAC Player of the Year), Sophia Wiard (All-MAC Selection) and Mariella Santucci (MAC All-Freshman Team). During her time with the Rockets, Swoffard helped lead Toledo to an 81-49 overall record and a 43-29 record in MAC play, including two 20-win seasons, a MAC Tournament Championship (2018), a NCAA Tournament bid, two WNIT appearances, and 12 All-MAC selections.

Prior to Toledo, Swoffard spent five seasons at Mercer, where she handled recruiting, on-court development for guards and forwards, academic support and in-office administration. During her time at Mercer, Swoffard recruited and signed four separate SoCon players of the year (three freshmen of the year and a defensive player of the year), including WNBA Draft Pick Kahlia Lawrence. Swoffard also helped lead Mercer to its first 20-win season in two decades in 2012-13 and first appearance in a postseason tournament since 1985.

Before her stint at Mercer, Swoffard spent four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. At Arkansas-Fort Smith, she helped lead the program to a top-5 national ranking and multiple 20-win seasons, served as the recruiting coordinator, and worked with guards and posts.

Swoffard also spent three seasons at the helm of the Georgia Metros AAU Basketball Team before joining the staff at Rowan University (N.J.) as a graduate assistant.

Swoffard played four seasons at Austin Peay State University from 1998-2002, including two consecutive years in which the Lady Governors captured Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championships and played in the NCAA Tournament (2000-02).

An active member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Swoffard earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Austin Peay in 2002. She also earned a master's degree in business administration from Rowan University in 2007.