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Todd Jeffers, Pete Miller, Christian  Schweers, Tyrin Gipson, Caleb Brown

 

VARSITY BOYS HEAD COACH

Christian Schweers

 

2022-23 Coach Bios

Christian Schweers, 37, is entering his 5th season as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Huntsville High School. The first four seasons of the Schweers era has seen unprecedented growth for Crimson Panthers Boys Basketball: 4 straight Sweet 16 regional trips to Jacksonville State with three (Year 1 with back-to-back trips the last two seasons) reaching the Elite 8 of 7A basketball. The Elite 8 Regional final finishes were the first since 1988, which was the state tournament played in Tuscaloosa during that era under 16-year head coach Rich Valavicius. 

Huntsville High won the Class 7A Area 7 Championship last season for the second straight year & for the 3rd time in four seasons under the leadership of Coach Schweers. This is a remarkable accomplishment competing in arguably the toughest area in the state of Alabama. Three Area Tournament Championship plaques have also been added to the Big Red Trophy Case in 2019, 2021 and 2022. The Crimson Panthers 23 wins each of the last two seasons tied the school record for most wins in school history with the Valavicius-led 1992-93 and 1984-85 squads. 

A benchmark accomplishment during the first four seasons of the Schweers era of Crimson Panther Basketball has been reaching the 20-win milestone a school record three seasons in a row, with this past seasons Crimson Panther squad rising to #3 in the 7A poll at one point according to the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Coach Schweers just completed his 16th season on the bench as either a Head or Assistant Coach at the High School level. 

Before taking over the program at Huntsville High, Coach Schweers finished his 2nd stint under Bucky McMillan, now the head mens Basketball coach at Samford University. During those two seasons the nationally-respected Mountain Brook Spartans won back-to-back state 7A titles. 

The previous two seasons Coach Schweers had his first head coaching opportunity starting the Cornerstone Eagles Boys Basketball program from scratch. This followed his first stint under McMillan, a five-year run culminating in back-to-back 6A state championships. 

Christian Schweers, who hails from Montgomery, is from a basketball family, playing for his late father, Jack Schweers, the long time coach at Trinity High School in Montgomery. Captain Jack won his own 3A Boys state title in 1999 and retired after 42 seasons on the high school and college levels. 

Christian played (graduating in 2003) and coached for his Hall of Fame father before joining Coach Bucky McMillan at Mountain Brook, following graduation from Auburn University Montgomery in 2009. 

His mother Teri and younger sister Laurel Ware have been constant supporters. Coach Schweers has been married for five years to his biggest supporter, Lou Ellen, a native of Decatur, who graduated from Decatur Heritage and the University of Alabama. The couple, who reside in Blossomwood, are proud parents of three daughters, Olivia (4), Eleanor (3), and Caroline (1).