Gary Ernst coached Arizona High School Basketball for more than 35 years and won state titles in 3 different decades--and had a runner-up finish in a 4th decade. You have to go all the way back to 1976 where Chandler's Wolves won Gary his first Title. The eighties were the sparcest decade for Coach Ernst, but his '81 Wolves were the state runners-up. The last 15 years of his career, Gary's teams were a dominating force in 5A basketball. Gary had moved further north to Mesa Mountain View. The Toros won titles in 1995, 98, 99, 2005, 06, 07, and 11. They were the state runner-up in 1992.