Crown Point High School Basketball Camps
Varsity Head Coach
Crown Point head coach Clint Swan is a 1991 graduate of Rensselaer High School and a 1995 graduate of Saint Joseph’s College. Coach Swan was inducted into the Rensselaer High School Hall of Fame in 2013. He is in his 20th year as a basketball coach, 17th as a head coach. Swan started his coaching career as the junior varsity coach at three different high schools: North Newton, Tri-County, and Andrean.
After one year of junior varsity work at Andrean, he was named Andrean’s head coach in the summer of 1997 at the age of 24 making him the youngest head coach in the state. His first four years at Andrean were successful ones as Swan amassed 83 wins against only 16 defeats taking the 59’ers to three semi-states and the state championship game in 2000 where the Niners lost to Indianapolis Brebeuf at Conseco Fieldhouse. In Swan’s first three years as a head coach, he put together the finest record in the state for that time period except for only Marion High School.
From Andrean Swan went to Frankfort High School where the Hot Dogs were twice ranked in the Associated Press Class 3A Top Ten. In Swan’s 16 years as a head coach, his career coaching record is 224-139. He has coached two Indiana All-Stars and nine Division-I college players. Also, seven of his former assistant coaches have gone on to become head coaches.
While at Crown Point, Swan has amassed a record of 86-67. In 2008 his Bulldogs won the Michigan City Sectional finishing the year with a 17-7 record. The following season, CP won 15 games falling in the sectional championship to Valparaiso, and in 2011, Crown Point went 18-4, winning more games than Crown Point had won in more than 20 years.
Swan teaches English at Crown Point High School. He and his wife, Kimberly, a guidance counselor at Crown Point, have one child, Elliot, who is a second grader at Solon Robinson Elementary.
Varsity Assistant Coach
In his seventh season as the Varsity Assistant Coach and twenty-fourth season overall of coaching, Coach Elston brings a wealth of basketball knowledge. He was previously the assistant coach at Caro High School in Michigan, Highland, and Lake Central. His responsibilities to the program are wideranging, but his expertise in teaching shooting and player development as well as assisting in game planning are what make him so valuable.
Coach Elston is a graduate of Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport High School in Pigeon, Michigan. In 1988 he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan Tech. Generally regarded as one of the finest teachers on staff at Crown Point High School, Brian teaches biology and chemistry. He is also the head girls tennis coach.
Brian and his wife of 18 years, Julie, are Crown Point residents. They have two daughters, Abby, a junior at Crown Point and Olivia, a freshman.
Assistant Varsity Coach
Kevin Thomas is in his fourth year as an assistant coach for Crown Point, his first as the junior varsity coach. Coach Thomas is a 2004 graduate of Highland High School where he is a member of the Highland Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach was a member of the 2002-2003 sectional championship team.
From there Coach Thomas went on to play basketball at Purdue University-Calumet from 2005 to 2009, earning Honorable Mention all-conference once and First Team all-conference twice. After completing his student teaching requirements at Hammond Morton High School, Coach Thomas graduated in 2010 with a degree in secondary education specializing in psychology, economics, and history. Coach Thomas, a resident of Highland, is single and teaches social studies at Crown Point High School.
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Coach Mike Holobawski is in his 7th season on the Bulldog coaching staff, his 1st as varsity assistant coach. His duties include player development, scouting/game preparation, and assistance in the Crown Point AAU program.
He is a graduate of Hanover Central and a social studies teacher at Taft Middle School in Crown Point.
While playing at Hanover Central, Coach Holobawski led them to the school’s first sectional basketball championship. Mike still holds many current HC records and was named 2nd team All-State his senior year. Mike then played for two seasons at Purdue Calumet. In 2008 Mike was named to the 50th Anniversary Porter County Conference Team designating him as one of that conference’s 50 best players of all time. Mike worked at the Chicago Board of Trade for 12 years after his playing career.
His coaching career began at Hanover Central as varsity assistant coach for four years. During that time he also coached the Hanover 8th grade team for three years. Coach Holobawski was instrumental in the formation of Hanover’s AAU program and coached many of those teams.
Coach Holobawski is single and a resident of Crown Point.
Freshman Head Coach
Jonathan Haas is in his first year as the Freshman Basketball Coach at Crown Point High School. Coach Haas graduated from Oxford Hills High School in South Paris, Maine, where he earned varsity letters in golf, basketball and track and field.
Moving from the western foothills of Maine, Coach Haas went on to earn his Bachelors of Science Degree in Childhood Studies from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. Coach Haas started his coaching career at Calumet High School in Gary where he served as an assistant Varsity basketball coach and freshman basketball coach. During his time as an assistant girls coach, the team one two Lake Athletic Conference Blue Division titles and two sectional crowns. Coach Haas then moved on to be the Head girls basketball Coach at Hebron High School and later Hammond High School where his team won another sectional title.
After leaving Hammond High, Haas joined the boys staff at Gavit High School where he served as freshman coach for two years. In the fall of 2009 Coach Haas joined the CPHS math department as well as the girls basketball program, serving as the Varsity Assistant Coach. Coach Haas is also the Varsity Girls Golf Coach at CPHS, having won a sectional title in 2011.
Jon and his wife life in Cedar Lake. He has three daughters, Rileigh (13), Aubreigh (8) and Grace, who was born June 2, 2011.
Freshman Assistant Coach
Kyle Svilar is in his first year as Freshman Assistant Coach. Coach Svilar is a graduate of Valparaiso High School, where he played basketball and was member of the 1999, 2000, and 2001 sectional championship golf teams.
From there, Coach Svilar went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree at Valparaiso University and Master’s at the University of Chicago. Kyle’s began his coaching career in Minneapolis’s AAU ranks while working at Target Corporation for four years. After completing his student teaching requirement at Valparaiso High School, Coach Svilar transitioned to teach English at Crown Point.
Coach Svilar resides in Valparaiso and is single.