John Swofford Football News & Bio

Name:John Swofford
Hometown:North Wilkesboro, NC
High School:Wilkes Central
Born:December 6, 1948 (74)
Notes:Football, UNC Athletic Director, ACC Commissioner
John Swofford

The pioneer: Ricky Lanier reflects on being UNC's first Black football player
The story goes that starting quarterback John Swofford went down early with an injury, meaning North Carolina coach Bill Dooley had to turn to his...

Chansky’s Notebook: Dream to Nightmare
Has the grant of rights spelled doom for the ACC? UNC’s John Swofford was considered a great ACC commissioner. However, one negotiation Swofford engineered for...

John Swofford discusses ACC commissioner retirement and more
John Swofford served as athletic director at UNC from 1980 to 1997. In July 1997, he was named the fourth commissioner of the ACC, a...

Retiring ACC commissioner John Swofford changed UNC athletics, even after he left
John Swofford, who led his final meeting with the ACC's athletic directors on Thursday, has extensive ties to North Carolina. As a student at UNC,...

Authentic, unassuming John Swofford exits as ACC commissioner
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been a part of John Swofford’s family since the Eisenhower administration. His brother Jim played football at Duke from 1957...

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