Swartz had been an interim assistant since last November when then-assistant Darryl LaBarrie was placed on leave in the wake of an investigation into an NCAA rules violation before ultimately resigning. Coach Josh Pastner had made the decision to give Swartz the full-time job at least as far back as May, but paperwork and human-resource matters had delayed the completion of the promotion until only recently.
Swartz came to Tech in 2016 with Pastner from Memphis, where he had served a number of roles on Pastner’s staff, including interim assistant coach. This is his first full-time coaching job at the college level. In a statement, Pastner called Swartz “a high-energy individual and a great fit for Georgia Tech.”