SHERMAN - Swanson's Facebook wall was getting plenty of attention on Tuesday.
By early evening, his post had resulted in dozens and dozens of comments and/or likes from, among others: buddies from his days at Wake Forest University; former track and field rivals at Duke and North Carolina; former athletes from when he coached at SUNY Fredonia; and family, friends and associates from Westfield to Eugene, Ore.
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Sherman Central School girls basketball coach Mel Swanson talks with his team during the 2009 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four at Hudson Valley Community College. Since the 1977-78 school year, Swanson has coached at the varsity, junior varsity and junior high levels for both boys and girls.