Charles Schwarz

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: (Burbank) St. Lawrence High School
Lewis University

Biography: Chuck Schwarz coached basketball at (Burbank) St. Laurence H.S. and Lewis University. In a 20+ year career, Schwarz’s record is 400-161. His St. Laurence teams were 290-92 and were Chicago Catholic League Champions 4 times, winning 4 IHSA Regionals. His 1977 Viking Club was 4th in the state. Schwarz’s Lewis teams were ranked in the Top Twenty during three seasons, 1982, 1983, and 1984. All three teams also gained the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Eight times in ten years at St. Laurence, his teams made the Chicago Catholic League Playoffs. Twice, St. Laurence ruled the Rich South Christmas Tourney; once the Mayor Daley Christmas Tournament and once the Peoria Thanksgiving Tournament. Five times Schwarz was the Southtown Economist Coach of the Year; twice, the Suburban Tribune Coach of the Year; and in 1978, was named to the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame.