In 19 seasons, Coach Coleman has been apart of 4 MSHSAA Final Four teams, 8 district and regional championship teams, and has compiled an overall record of 278-79. This record encompasses all levels of experience coaching from Varsity to sub-Varsity and AAU travel teams before becoming a head coach.
Coach Coleman is no stranger to winning on the scoreboard and with his relationship-building with his teams and the individual student-athletes. At Westminster, his teams won the MICDS Holiday Invitational in 2015, the Washington Invitational in 2016, and coached the Hannibal boys to their first program wins in the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational in 2017. In addition, while at Hannibal High School, Coach Coleman helped turn a team around who had not won a conference game in 2 seasons to placing 2nd in the conference in 2017-2018.
As far as his playing career, Coach Coleman played collegiately at NCAA DII Maryville University, was a four year varsity starter at Westminster, and played for the St. Louis Eagles AAU basketball club.
Coach Coleman received his degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2013. Coach Coleman has been married 17 years and has four children. He and his family are part of local clubs and basketball training programs including Gateway Eagles, STL Adidas, Pure Sweat, Chesterfield Bears football, and is partnering with other teams like ILMO Fire in Northeast Missouri and the Showtime Club in Southwest Missouri.
Coach Coleman is very active in his faith and his relationship with Jesus Christ. While in Hannibal, coach was a congregational member of the oldest African-American church in the area. Upon he and his family moving back to St. Louis next month, Coach Coleman is looking forwarding to working with local churches in North Saint Louis County, primarily in Ferguson, as part of the LCMS ministries.
Coach Coleman had the following to say about his future at LHS: “The past few years, after experiencing basketball in St. Louis and both Northeast and Southwest Missouri, I am looking forward to continuing coaching at Lutheran High School. LHS has impacted the St. Charles and surrounding community in an incredibly positive fashion! With the future new campus buildings and winning traditions, I hope to be a part of that positive LHS story. The impact LHS has on students and encouraging them toward lives of Christian service is a great mission! In my coaching philosophy I encourage faith, character and integrity so LHS is a great fit!”
He has been married to his wife Susan since 1982, has 2 sons, Ben and Brian, and is proud to have coached both of them when they were freshmen at LHS. He practices Family Medicine in St. Charles, and is fortunate to be able to manipulate his schedule to be able to get to most practices and games.He stresses the importance of fundamentals and team play.