Daryn Creswell was born in Tasmania and played with Glenorchy and North Hobart via a stint at the Geelong Reserves before being drafted by the Sydney Swans for whom he played for 12 seasons and an impressive 244 games. He was declared bankrupt in 2009 owing almost $700,000. He admitted that a gambling addiction had led him to lose everything after he retired from playing football. In December 2010 Cresswell was found guilty of fraud offences and sentenced to a minimum 10 months jail.
Now out of jail, he lives in Queensland and is senior coach with Palm Beach Currumbin in the AFLQ.