“It matters not that you won or lost,
but how you played the game.”



Chuck Swimley

Baseball, Football, Coach

Chuck was born in Hanford, CA in 1942 and moved with his family to Stockton in 1945. He attended Hazelton and Madison Elementary Schools, Webster Jr. High and Stagg High School. He played baseball at Stagg and was named Most Valuable Player and All-Conference in 1960. He also played football for two years and was the co-captain of the 1958 CCC Championship team.

From there he went to Stockton Jr. College, where he played baseball and was named MVP, All-Conference and All-District Catcher in 1962. Chuck then went to Sacramento State, which won the Western Regional NAIA Championship. He was named MVP, All-Conference and All-District 8 Catcher in 1964.

In 1964 Chuck was a nominee to the Sacramento City-County Chamber of Commerce Athletic Hall of Fame for Baseball. In 1964 he was one of five athletes nominated for the Stockton Jesters Club 11th Annual Athlete of the Year Award. He is also in the Stagg High School Hall of Fame. In 1966 Chuck started teaching at Stagg High School. He coached the sophomore baseball team for four years before becoming varsity baseball coach. From 1973 to 1978 his teams recorded 101 wins with just 33 losses. His 1976 team won both the SJAA and Sac-Joaquin Championships with a 21-6 record. In 1978 his team again won the SJAA title with a 24-4 record. Chuck was named SJAA Coach of the Year in 1977 and 1978. In 1978, Chuck was selected to coach the Northern California State All-Star baseball team.

Chuck also coached football for 12 years as sophomore coach and varsity assistant before becoming varsity head coach in 1978 and winning the SJAA Championship with an 8-3 record. In 1978 his team was co-champions in league and finished 10-3. He was selected as SJAA Football Coach of the Year in 1978 and Co-Football Coach of the Year in 1979. In 1980 Chuck was selected to coach the North Lions Central California All-Star football team.

Chuck taught physical education at Fremont Jr. High (1965-66), Stagg High School (1966-and then Webster Jr. High (1991-2001).

Chuck has been married to his wife, Linda, for 57 years. They have three children (Charlie, Liz and Suzi), numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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