Jenny Swafford — Speakers of Bryan

Jenny Swafford
Jenny Swafford

Director of Athletics

Office: Athletics Office

Academic Degrees
  • M.S., Psychology, Grand Canyon University, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, Bryan College, 2012


Jenny Swafford is Bryan’s first female Director of Athletics and has served the institution since 2015 in a variety of offices including Academics, Admissions, and Student Life. She earned a B.A. in Psychology in 2012 and an M.S. in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2015. Jenny is also an instructor of Psychology at Bryan College and specializes in research, neuroscience, and theories of personality. Utilizing her faith, educational background, and experience in athletics, she prioritizes the holistic formation of students and shares that her top-level goal is empowering them by way of ministry, development, and servanthood.


  • Spiritual Grit: Exploring the Source of our passion and Perseverance  
  • Development: Confronting difficult conversations, paradoxical leadership, the price of perfectionism  
  • Psychology of Motivation and Self-Efficacy 
  • Playing at The Next Level: Preparing for collegiate sports

Experienced areas: 

  • Leadership Coaching 
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence
  • Theories of Personality 
  • Collegiate Coaching

I’m blown away at how God has crafted a role for me here that uniquely utilizes my abilities and affinities in such a way that I can’t wait to get started every day. And those that have had to hang up their cleats know it’s painful, but getting to play an active role in the legacy of BC athletics is such a reward. We’re going to keep contending for faith and excellence in the name of Jesus.

— Jenny Swafford

Director of Athletics  |  Class of 2012

Athletics Office
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Summers Gymnasium, Box #7813

Office Phone: 423-775-7472