Hometown: Owingsville, KY
Position: C Playing Height: 6-4 Playing Weight: 215
Date of Birth: December 23, 1931 [Berea - 52 - 27]
Date of Death: April 3, 1997
Legal Name: Daniel S. Swartz
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Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Transferred to Morehead
Post-UK Career Notes:
Drafted in the 1956 NBA Draft by Boston
Professional Basketball Statistics [External Link]
Obituary - Former Celtic Died, Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard (April 5, 1997)
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.