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

Dr. Mark Hingst - Varsity Head Coach

mdhmd@prodigy.net

Dr. Hingst has been coaching basketball at LHS since 1993, when the program became large enough to start a boys freshman team. Doc has served as the Head Varsity coach at LHS for the past 2 years and has helped with the LHS football program since 1992. …

 

A 1974 graduate of Lutheran North, he has a BA in Chemistry from UMSL, spent 2 years doing biochemistry graduate work while studying basketball coaching under Norm Stewart at Mizzou, and has an MD degree from St. Louis University. He completed residency training in Peoria, then was a physician in the US Air Force before moving to St. Charles in 1990.

 

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. 

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.

 

Mike Holtmeier - Freshmen Head Coach

mholtmeier@lhssc.org

Coach Holtmeier began his coaching tenure at Springfield Lutheran in 1981. He moved to Chicago in 1982 and began a two year stint at Luther East before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1984 to coach an AAU program in addition to Lutheran High School in Orlando. In 1985 he and his wife Sherry made the move to Lutheran St. Charles where he has coached ever since…

 

 

In his 27 years at LHS, he has amassed a record of 314 wins and 214 losses, with his teams best finish ever being in 2002-2003, when his varsity girls basketball team was 30-2 and finished 3rd in the MSHSAA Final Four. He followed that season with two more great seasons, finishing 27-2 and 28-4 en route to a 2nd place finish in the MSHSAA playoffs in 2005. In 2009, he made the move from the girls program to the boys and returns to the program this season. 

 

Coach Holtmeier feels particularly blessed by his family: his wife Sherry, who has had to pick up the slack when the delicate balance between coaching and family time was challenged. And from his kids: Kylie, John, Aaron & his two grandchildren.

Team Highlights

  • District Championships

    1996

LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL