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25 Dan Swartz

Dan Swartz
Hometown (Last School)
Owingsville, KY
December 23, 1931

Transferred to Morehead State.

From the 1952 University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guide:

“Dangerous Dan,” as he was known in high school, is another Kentucky product (from Owingsville) and an All-State selection . . . He scored more points in his senior year as a prep standout (1950-51) than any other Kentucky high school cager – 881 to give him a three-year total of 2,088 points . . . He has been handicapped with knee injuries since the first three games of his senior high school season last year, a factor that spoiled his chances to break Wah Wah Jones’ national high school scoring record . . . Dan had another knee operation this fall and is recovering fast . . . He should see limited action this season.

Obituary – Former Celtic Died, Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard (April 5, 1997)

MOUNT STERLING, KY. – Funeral services will be conducted Saturday for former Boston Celtic Dan Swartz. He died Thursday of an apparent heart attack. He was 65.
Swartz played at the University of Kentucky during his freshman year. Known as “Dangerous Dan” for his talent on the basketball court he transferred to what is now Morehead State University and had a standout career.

He went on to play for the Celtics, and was a member of the NBA championship team in the 1960s. He also played on other professional teams.

Dan Swartz, 65 Mount Sterling Advocate (April 10, 1997)

Dan Swartz, 65, of Olympia died April 3 at Mary Chiles Hospital.

A Bath County native, he was a son of the late Roosevelt and Grace Shultz Swartz. He was a field representative for Rep. Scotty Baesler.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Swartz of Olympia; one daughter, Tamie Cameron of Winchester; four sons, Mark Swartz of Winchester, Chris Swartz of Ft. Wright, Scott Swartz and Mike Swartz, both of Owingsville; seven grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Armitage of Olympia; seven brothers, Milton “Bud” Swartz of Owingsville, Sam Swartz of Frenchburg, Carroll Swartz of Louisville, Richard Swartz, Roosevelt Swartz Jr., Donnie Swartz and Eugene Swartz, all of Olympia; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 5 at Owingsville First Church of God with the Rev. Bob Ray officiating. Burial was in Stull Cemetery. Richie Hunt Funeral Home in Owingsville was in charge of the arrangements.

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