Coach. Swede coached golf for a total of 23 years at Oakland-Craig and more than half of that time he had state championship teams. He picked up a total of 13 state trophies with 11 in a row in Class C. That feat established not only a state record but set a national record as well. The trophy cases had to be bulging because this did not take into account the numerous district and conference titles his teams picked up during this time.
His personal honors include being named Region 6 National Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1991 plus Nebraska Coaches Association Golf Coach of the Year in 1986,1987, and 1989. The Nebraska School Activities Association awarded him a service award for golf in 1990 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1994. His winning record was recognized by the Hall of Fame as one the Great Moments in High School Sports.