American shortstop James Dansby Swanson plays in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. He was chosen first overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2015 MLB Draft.

Swanson was raised a Braves fan after being born in Kennesaw, Georgia, to two former Troy University athletes.

Cooter Swanson
Cooter Swanson

Who is Dansby Swanson’s Father Cooter Swanson?

Cooter Swanson is the father of Dansby Swanson and his two siblings. Malcolm “Cooter” Swanson earned a degree in mathematics from Troy University, where he studied under the alias “Cooter.”

For more than three decades, Swanson has operated a screen printing and embroidery business in the Cobb area.

He was a member of the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Commission for over a decade and a half, during which time he served as chairman for a total of two terms.

In addition to that, Swanson is currently the president of the North Georgia State Fair and serves on the board of directors for the event.

Swanson is a member of the Marietta First Baptist Church, where he has previously held the positions of Chair of the Trustees and Deacon.

Chase Swanson, an attorney in Marietta, Lindsey Swanson, a doctor of psychology in Atlanta, and Dansby Swanson, a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves, are Swanson’s three children. Swanson is married to Nancy Dansby Swanson.



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