In 2012-13 and 2013-14 combined, Swarbrick played a major role in four significant announcements that positively impacted Notre Dame on the national collegiate scene:
Swarbrick's first six years combined featured a variety of on-and off-the-field Notre Dame athletics successes:
Before coming back to Notre Dame, Swarbrick rose to national prominence as a lawyer, consultant and executive in the collegiate and Olympic sports industries.
Born in Yonkers, N.Y., and raised in Yonkers and Bloomington, Ind., he is a 1976 magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in economics. Upon graduating from Stanford University Law School in 1980, he returned to Indiana to accept a position as an associate in the Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels, one of the largest in the state. He was made partner in 1987 and spent 28 years with the firm.
As a member of the Indiana Sports Corporation, including the chairmanship from 1992 to 2001, Swarbrick led many of Indianapolis' successful proposals to a wide array of athletics organizations -- from the National Football League (NFL) to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to the Big Ten Conference. His leadership efforts resulted in the city:
In 2000 Swarbrick received one of the NCAA's highest honors, The Flying Wedge Award, for his work in establishing Indianapolis as the new home of the NCAA. In 2001 he was honored by the State of Indiana with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. In 2002 he received the Pathfinder Award from Youthlinks Indiana for his service to youth in the state of Indiana.
He received an honorary monogram from the Notre Dame Monogram Club in 2013.
Born March 19, 1954, Swarbrick became Notre Dame's 12th athletics director on July 16, 2008. He and his wife, Kimberly, are the parents of four children: Kate, a 2010 graduate of Saint Louis University; Connor, a 2011 graduate of Wake Forest University; Cal, a 2014 graduate of TCU; and Christopher, a University of Notre Dame senior.