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Christian Schweers


2023-24 Coach Bios

Christian Schweers, 38, is entering his 6th season as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Huntsville High School. The first five seasons of the Schweers era has seen unprecedented growth for Crimson Panthers Boys Basketball: 5 straight Sweet 16 regional trips to Jacksonville State with four (including three straight 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 third straight year & for the 4th time in five seasons under the leadership of Coach Schweers. This is a remarkable accomplishment competing in
arguably the toughest area in the state of Alabama. Four Area Tournament Championship plaques have also been added to the Big Red Trophy Case in 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023. The Crimson Panthers 24 wins this past
season is the most in the modern era (1964-current).

A benchmark accomplishment during the first five seasons of the Schweers era of Crimson Panther Basketball has been reaching the 20-win milestone a school record four seasons in a row, with this past season’s 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 17th 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 men’s 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 6 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 (5), Eleanor (4) and Caroline (2).