Basketball (boys)

The goal of the LHS boys basketball program is to have team members grow as students, young adults, basketball players and competitors as an extension of the school mission and classroom experience.   As the Lord has given us a spirit of competition, coaches want players to use their gifts to compete as well as they can.  For many years, the boys basketball team has consistently been very competitive with a demanding schedule against strong teams.  Coaches strive to teach student athletes proper basketball fundamentals and how to understand their roles and play together to achieve the team’s goals.  Players are expected to be (or become) hard workers, great listeners, great teammates, great sportsmen, and great witnesses to God’s saving grace.

Junior Varsity Team

Freshman Team

Doug Coleman - Varsity Head Coach

LutheranCougarBBB@gmail.com

Doug Coleman is entering his 19th season coaching boys Varsity basketball Coach Coleman has been a varsity head coach 8 of those seasons.  After compiling a 70-24 record while serving as the head basketball coach at Westminster Christian Academy, Coach Coleman went on to coach in both Hannibal andWaynesville, Missouri, helping to turn both programs towards winning seasons…..

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!”

 

Dan Kreienkamp - JV Head Coach

kreienkamp@lhssc.org

Mr. Kreienkamp has a rich background in teaching, coaching, and working with young people. Dan is a local St. Louis product, graduating from Lutheran High School South in St. Louis. While attending Lutheran South he was a member of the basketball and baseball programs (in addition to an extremely short football career under the tutelage of Dr. Ernstmeyer). Following high school …

he attended Concordia University Nebraska where he worked with intramural sports all 4 years, including as the co-head of the program his 4th year. He graduated with a BA in psychology and DCE certification with an emphasis in youth ministry.

 

On his internship and first call as a DCE at Calvary Lutheran school in San Lorenzo, CA he coached both boys and girls basketball. After returning home to attend graduate school in St Louis he coached boys basketball for his alma mater Christ Community Lutheran school while receiving a MA in school counseling from Lindenwood University. 

 

Dan is teaching theology and serving as the spiritual life coordinator at Lutheran High. He continues to play any sport he can, and cheers on the SLU Billikens basketball team with his son Noah and wife Jennifer.

 

Eric Norwine - Freshmen Head Coach

norwine@lhssc.org

Eric Norwine is a proud graduate of Lutheran High School and is thrilled to be returning and joining Coach Coleman’s staff as the Freshman Boys Basketball Head Coach and Varsity Assistant. While at Lutheran High, Eric was a three-year Varsity starter for the LHS basketball team, garnering All-District and All-Conference honors, and ending his career in the top 5 of career assists and …

 

total assists in a season. Upon graduating from Lutheran High School in 2008, Eric studied at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. After spending time in the business world, Eric realized God was calling him to be a teacher, coach and role model for young people. 
 
This will mark Eric’s third year as a High School Basketball coach. In his first two years as a Freshman Head Coach and Varsity assistant, Eric had the good fortune to work under the tutelage of Coach Terry Hollander at Christian High School. During the 2017-2018 season, he was a part of a team that won a district and sectional championship. Prior to teaching and coaching, Norwine worked as the video coordinator for Alex Bazzell’s Pure Sweat program, traveling across the country to capture Bazzell’s work with collegiate and professional basketball players. Watching Bazzell’s work has given him valuable insight into the world of individual skill development.
 
A lifelong student of the game of basketball, Eric has a passion for building a positive culture and instilling values in his players that will not only make them better basketball players but, more importantly, better young men. He also teaches Geography, World History, and Computer Applications at LHS and considers himself blessed beyond measure for his colleagues, students, student-athletes and fellow coaches. In his free-time, Eric enjoys listening to James Taylor, trying to golf, and spending time with his family and fiancé, Breanna.

 

Team Highlights

  • District Championships

    1996

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