Born in Labrador City, Nfld., Bill Swyers has lived in cities such as Mississauga, Ont., Ancaster, Ont., and Ottawa.
With over 22 years of coaching and training experience, including 16 years with the uOttawa Gee-Gees, Swyers is fully certified in level II volleyball and level III in theory and technical. Swyers coaches soccer and alpine skiing in addition to volleyball.
Swyers has extensive coaching experience. From 1986-1987, Swyers coached regional volleyball in Labrador City , served as head coach for Madawaska from 1991 to 1993, as well as section head for Madawaska from 1994 to 2008, was head coach for Nepean High School from 1991 to 1998, garnering an OFSAA bronze medal in 1995 and four city championships. Swyers coaching experiences also includes stints as head coach of the Ottawa Kangaroos Junior and Juvenile Women’s teams in 1998, head coach of the Waterdown Radiers’ bantam, midget, juvenile, and junior teams from 1999 to 2002, and head coach of the Ottawa Mavericks Women high performance program from 2004 to 2007, which is created.
Swyers’s scorecard as a player is equally impressive. From 1986-1987, Swyers was a member of the Newfoundland provincial Team, a player on uOttawa’s men's club team from 1989 to 1992, and a member of of his high school’s soccer, volleyball, and basketball teams at Menihek High School from 1985 to 1989. Swyers was also a member on Newfoundland’s provincial alpine ski team from 1983 to 1985, and active in men’s division soccer from 1987 to 1992.
During this time, Swyers was named 1985 Newfoundland Juvenile of the Year in alpine skiing, Menihek High School’s 1989 athlete of the year, and most valuable player of the 1989 AAA provincial championships.
Swyers was a student of the University of Ottawa from 1989 to 1992, after which he became assistant coach from 1992 to 1996 and recruiting coach (1999 to present).