Christmas Classic Teams

Christmas Classic Teams

The St. Pius X Christmas Classic is designed to bring together Catholic High Schools from across the country to play in a highly competitive tournament.

Since the event was started in 2000, the tournament has been host to some of the best in Catholic school basketball with teams coming from 22 different states and the District of Columbia.

St. Pius X Catholic High School is conveniently located in Chamblee, GA, along Interstate 85, 
fifteen minutes from downtown Atlanta and a short drive from most major Atlanta attractions. 
All games are played in St. Pius X's two full-sized game gyms.

Activities include 3 games for each team, Catholic Mass and dinner for all the teams, and a player dance.

The St. Pius X Christmas Classic has become known as one of the premier Catholic school tournaments in the country.

The St. Pius X Christmas Classic, December 27-29, 2018, includes 16 teams from 8 states (Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Ohio and Tennessee). There will be eight boys teams and eight girls teams. The participating schools are identified below.


 Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Wolverines
 Past Champion (2004) & Runner-Up (2006, 2003)
 Miami, FL
 Head Coach Gaston Rodriguez
 Bishop Verot High School Vikings
 Past Champion (2003)
 Fort Myers, FL
 Head Coach Matt Herting
 Canisius Jesuit High School Crusaders
 Buffalo, NY
 Head Coach Kyle Husband
 Cardinal Gibbons High School Crusaders
 Raleigh, NC
 Head Coach Jim Ryan
 Charlotte Catholic High School Cougars
 Charlotte, NC
 Head Coach Michael King
 Christian Brothers High School Purple Wave
 Past Champion (2000)
 Memphis, TN
 Head Coach Bubba Luckett
 Jesuit High School Tigers
 Tampa, FL
 Head Coach Neal Goldman
 St. Pius X Catholic High School Golden Lions
 Past Champion (2015, 2013, 2005) & Runner-Up (2016, 2011, 2002)
 Atlanta, GA
 Head Coach Aaron Parr




 Archbishop Chapelle High School Chipmunks
 Metairie, LA
 Head Coach Michael Krajcer
 Bishop Kenny High School Crusaders
 Past Champion (2006) 
 Jacksonville, FL
 Head Coach Chelsea Clark
 Charlotte Catholic High School Cougars
 Charlotte, NC
 Head Coach Robert Conrad
 Elizabeth Seton High School Roadrunners
 Past Champion (2012) 
 Bladensburg, MD
 Head Coach David Bell
 Holy Spirit Preparatory School Cougars
 Atlanta, GA
 Head Coach Paul Belcher
 The John Carroll School Patriots
 Bel Air, MD
 Head Coach Craig Simmons
 Mother of Mercy High School Bobcats
 Past Champion (2013) 
 Cincinnati, OH
 Head Coach Mary Jo Huismann
 St. Pius X Catholic High School Golden Lions
 Past Champion (2013, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003) 
 & Runner-Up (2017, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2002, 2001, 2000)
 Atlanta, GA
 Head Coach Kyle Snipes