College News

Published August 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Todd LorensenSouthwestern Community College announced yesterday, Todd Lorensen, who was recently named SWCC head men's basketball coach, has been selected as athletic director/athletic fundraiser for the college.  He will continue as men's basketball coach as well.

Lorensen replaces Bill Krejci, who has been a longtime fixture in SWCC athletics.  Krejci will leave the college on August 28 to move to Des Moines.

Published August 18, 2014 3:43 pm

Gabryelle DuBois

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Coach Lindsay Stumpff said she was in the right place at the right time to land a strong, quick, and agile player who, in Stumpff’s words, “was definitely overlooked” while finishing up her high school career.”

Gabryelle DuBois, a May 2014 graduate of Carlisle High School, will join the Spartan softball team this fall. She comes to SWCC after four straight state softball appearances with the Carlisle Wildcats. She was named to the 2014 State Softball All-Tournament Team.

Stumpff said DuBois will be a great addition to her squad and will bring much needed speed to make things happen on the base path.

Published August 14, 2014 3:57 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tues., August 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

Published August 14, 2014 11:16 am

Christiansen Malory

Malory Christiansen, former Tri-Center Neola pitching standout, recently made the decision to transfer from Doane College in Crete, NE, to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston, for the fall 2014 semester bringing additional pitching experience to the Spartan team.

SWCC Head Coach Lindsay Stumpff is excited to have more power in her pitching department.

Published August 12, 2014 2:01 pm

Bullock Tyler

With just two weeks under his belt at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen is busy setting the framework for a new era of men’s basketball at SWCC. Earlier today, Lorensen announced Tyler Bullock, director of men’s basketball operations at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), as his new assistant coach.

Bullock, a native of Lincoln, NE, has been with the men’s basketball program at UNO since 2012. He is a 2011 graduate of UNO with a bachelor’s degree in business. While a student at UNO, he was a standout on the basketball team, ranking among the top 50 nationally in scoring his junior and senior years. As a junior, he was in the top 40 nationally for free throws.

Published August 11, 2014 2:10 pm

Shinn Ashley

Ashley Shinn, a May 2014 graduate of Adair-Casey High School, will head to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) this fall to be a member of the Spartans sports shooting team.

Charlie Mundy, head coach of the SWCC sports shooting team, said Shinn has a lot of fire and attitude.

Published August 7, 2014 1:03 pm

The 2014 Spartans volleyball team is hosting a FREE Volleyball Clinic for middle school students on Fri., August 15, from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.  During the clinic, middle school students, grades sixth through eighth, will have opportunities to play volleyball with the 2014 Spartan team and learn from the coaches. 

Parents and families are invited to stay and watch. 

If questions, please contact Ting Liu, SWCC head volleyball coach.

Published August 5, 2014 4:28 pm

Todd Lorensen

Todd Lorensen, originally from Monroe, has been announced as the next head coach for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) men’s basketball program. Lorensen will succeed Mike Holmes, who left SWCC this summer, after seven years at the helm of the Spartans, to become head coach at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Lorensen, a Prairie City-Monroe High School graduate, heads to SWCC from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, where he has been the head men’s basketball coach and assistant sports information director for the past year. Prior to coaching at Iowa Wesleyan, he spent two years as assistant men’s basketball coach at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where he helped the team qualify for the MIAA conference tournament for the first time in six years. At Truman State, he also served as a health & exercise science instructor. Lorensen has coaching experience at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Grand View University in Des Moines as well.

Published July 31, 2014 10:21 am


KimOaks IALLaward
During the Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning (IALL) Summer Conference, held July 16-17 in Ames, Kim Oaks, SWCC business coordinator, received the Distinguished Service Award.

Published July 29, 2014 4:23 pm

Bill Krejci

After 36 years in the athletic department at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), Bill Krejci will be stepping down from his position as director of athletics and athletic fundraising as of August 29, 2014. Krejci, originally from Chicago, will be moving to Des Moines with his wife, Teresa, also an employee at SWCC, who recently accepted a position at Drake University.

According to Krejci, the move is not an easy one for him. “I am headed to Des Moines with my wife,” Krejci explained. “For years, she has supported me in my career and I really appreciate that. Now it’s my turn to support her.”

Krejci’s name has been synonymous with SWCC baseball since 1978 when he started at the college as assistant director of student activities, physical education instructor, and head baseball coach. He came to SWCC from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO, where he played for the Bearcats from 1971-73. Krejci served as an assistant for the Bearcats baseball team while he completed his graduate studies, earning his master’s degree in education in 1976.