Schweikert resigns Carrollton coaching positions, plans move to Georgia

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By Dan Ries, Messenger Sports Reporter

Nik Schweikert submitted his resigned as the Carrollton Warriors girls basketball and cross country head coach effective immediately. He has taken a similar position at a southern Georgia school.

This past season, Schweikert lead the Warriors to their second Regional appearance in school history, finishing with a 21-6 record.

Schweikert came to Carrollton in 2020 from Canton South as a physical education teacher and assistant girls basketball coach. He became head coach in 2021, leading the Lady Warriors to three straight winning seasons. The girls finished 12-11 in his first year, 2021-2022. In the 2022-2023 season, he led them to a 17-8 record and a sectional title.

As cross-country coach, he led the boys cross country team to a regional berth this year for the first time in four years.

Schweikert admits he was not looking for a job. “An opportunity came up we weren’t looking for. God was leading us. If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Schweikert said.  “His plans were different than what we had. Now we’ll go see how we can serve down there.”

“I asked my father his advice and he said you can only go on so many adventures in life and this might be one of your chances to take your kids on an adventure and change the way you look at things.”

Schweikert had nothing but praise for the community and the school system. “We appreciate our time here at Carrollton. It wasn’t an easy decision. We enjoyed our time in the community. We didn’t take this decision lightly. I expected to be here for 20 years. I always saw our kids graduating from here.”

The Carrollton athletic department is accepting applications for girls basketball head coaching position with a deadline of May 6.

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