Kelly Swiney, a 1999 graduate of Allegheny College, is in his fifth season as the head coach at his alma mater. In his first four seasons as the Gators' skipper, he has guided the team to winning seasons each year. In his second season at the helm, his team posted a 25-15 overall record, and qualified for the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament for the first time since 2007.
In his time as the head coach at Allegheny, Swiney has managed 22 All-NCAC performers, and mentored back-to-back NCAC Pitcher of the Year recipients in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, Swiney landed four athletes on All-NCAC teams, including first team pitcher and rising senior Kyle Davis.
A talented hitter as a player, Swiney has been instrumental in the consistent upward trend of his teams' offensive numbers. Most notably the 2011 club produced a 20-point spike in the team batting average from 2010, finishing with an NCAA top-10 ranked .343 batting average.
Prior to taking the head job at Allegheny, Swiney served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Amherst College (Mass.) under legendary coach Bill Thurston. During his tenure, the Lord Jeffs competed in two New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournaments, with a runner-up finish in 2008. In addition, with Swiney on staff, Amherst notched consecutive 20-win seasons, including the program's third-highest total (24 in 2008). Primarily a hitting coach, Swiney was instrumental in the offensive improvement of Amherst over a two-year span that included an incline in batting average, runs, hits, runs batted in and home runs.
Crum is in his second year as assistant baseball coach.
A 2010 graduate of Gannon University, Crum majored in business with a concentration in finance. While attending Gannon, Crum was a member of the Golden Knights baseball team as a catcher, where he was a three-time captain and Second-Team Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) selection in 2010. Crum made an indelible impact on the field, earning his spot in the record books for Gannon after recording the sixth-highest putout total (444) and the 10th-highest fielding percentage (.968) in program history.
No stranger to Allegheny Gator athletics, Crum served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2010-11 season, working with catchers and hitters, and assisting with youth camps. He also assisted with recruiting for the Gators with current head coach Kelly Swiney.
Crum also spent time as the head coach and manager of the French Creek Valley Senior Legion. Sending 13 athletes to play at the college level in his five seasons, Crum led his team to an astounding 113-16 record during his tenure, including five consecutive league championships (2008-2012), four consecutive district championships (2009-2011 and a runner-up finish in the 2011 Pennsylvania regional. In addition to his coaching success, Crum also developed fundraising and managed the team's funds throughout the season.