Mountain View Coach
Coach Ernst started his coaching career at Chandler High School & spent ten years coaching the Wolves. The Wolves won the State Basketball Championship in 1976 & were runners up in 1981. Coach Ernst then spent three successful seasons at Aztec High School in New Mexico. In 1984, Ernst became head coach at Mountain View High School. The Toro’s were state runners up in 1992, & won the big school Championship in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2011. Coach Ernst is currently the winningest High School boys’ basketball coach in Arizona History.
Westwood Baseball (1977)
Three-year varsity player, Day was recognized as Team Captain & most valuable player senior year of High School. Day played two years at Yavapai Junior College & was honored as the ACCAC College Player of the year. He was named to the NJCAA coaches Baseball All-American Team & First Team McDonalds NJCAA Baseball All-American Team, finishing with a .455 batting average. He continued with 2 years at Brigham Young University. In addition to baseball, Day played varsity football & wrestled.
Red Mountain,Golf (1995)
AmyLou led the girls’ golf team at Red Mountain from 1991-94. She was an All-State honoree from 1991-94; Most Valuable Player in 1991, 1992, & 1994; and 1994 East Region High School Champion. She was the Mesa City Champion in 1991, 1992, & 1994; member of Arizona’s Junior America’s Cup Team in 1993; 1994 Arizona Junior Match Play Champion; 1994 Phoenix City Junior Champion; 1994 Arizona Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play Runner-up; and the 1994 Junior Golf Association of Arizona Player of the Year. She received a full scholarship for golf to Northwestern University where she was a Letter Winner from 1996-99 and Academic All-American & Academic All-Big 10 honoree in 1997, 1998, & 1999. AmyLou qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship in 1996. AmyLou’s best single-year stroke average was 79.1, which was 4th best in school history at the time & included three top-10 & six top-20 individual finishes including T12th at the Big-Ten Championship. Her best individual collegiate tournament finish was T1st at the 1997 Midwest Classic, which led the Wildcats to its first team win in its history.
Mountain View Cross Country, Soccer, Track (2004)
At Mountain View, Ren earned a total of 12 varsity letters (4 each in Cross Country, Soccer, Track), the only Mountain View athlete to accomplish that feat. Ren helped her Track team win City & Regionals all 4 years & was named to the East Valley Tribune & Arizona Republic All-Region & All-State team for 3 consecutive years. In 2002, she was given the 5A Arizona All State Award for the 4x400m relay in Track & Field and her senior year she anchored the 4x400m Relay and came from behind to win the race posting one of the fastest team times in State history. Ren went on to ASU where they won the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships in both indoor and outdoor Track in 2007. She was inducted into the Mountain View High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
Westwood Volleyball (1994)
A three-year Varsity Westwood Warrior Volleyball Player, Kelly played on the 1994 Westwood Warrior State Championship Volleyball team & was selected to the AIA All State Volleyball team. Kelly played two years at Mesa Community College & continued at Montana State University for two years. In Addition to playing volleyball, she coached at Westwood & Mesa High where she was named Arizona Republic Coach of the Year 2001, received the Fiesta Region coach of the year honors in 2011 at Chandler High School.
1999 Championship Teams Honored
Dobson Boys Soccer- Coach Chris Farabee
Westwood Boys Track- Coach Roger Suchomel
Mountain View Boys Basketball- Coach Gary Ernst
Mountain View Girls Volleyball- Coach Joe Sullivan
Mountain View Football- Coach Bernie Buskins
Westwood Basketball (1969)
Jim McLaughlin was a 2-year starter for the Westwood Warriors. His senior year he led the Warriors to a school best 19-4 record averaging 20.5 points & 5 rebounds per game. He set a new school single game record of 41 points. He was named to the 1969 Arizona Republic’s All-Valley First Team and Republic’s All-State First Team. He received the Wallace LeSueur Award for the City of Mesa’s most outstanding basketball player, Westwood’s Elias R. Brimhall Award for best Scholar/Athlete, was on the North/South All Star team & made the Sunkist All-America Honorable Mention List. Jim was Westwood’s first basketball player to receive an NCAA Division 1 full ride basketball scholarship offer & played for the University of Arizona.
Dobson Baseball (1985)
Bill was a Varsity baseball player at Dobson High in 1985. He earned Arizona Baseball High School All-State Team in 1985. Minnis played two years at Mesa Community College from 1986-1988 and earned NJCAA All-American and Rawlings Big-Stick Award. He continued with two years at the University of Florida and was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team 1989. In addition, Minnis has multiple South East Conference Player of the week honors and received the NCAA Scholastic Award. Drafted by the California Angles, he played from 1990-1994 and was selected to the Midwest League All-Star Team.
Mesa High Basketball, Softball (2003)
Jodi was a three-year Varsity basketball & softball player at Mesa High, setting records along the way! She was a three-time softball MVP & a two-time outstanding player in basketball. She was one of the Top 10 Athletes to watch in Arizona & was also named the Female Athlete of the Year in 2003. Jodi played softball at Brigham Young University where she set the single season home run record with 23, led the Mountain West Conference in Runs Batted In & was the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year her senior year. She was named to the Easton All-American team & represented the USA, playing softball in the Czech Republic.
Genie Turley Roberts
Mesa High Volleyball, Basketball, Softball (1986)
Genie played volleyball, basketball and was a stand-out in softball at Mesa High. She holds several school pitching records, had 14 shutouts, and pitched a perfect game her Senior year. She was named all-region pitcher and Scholar Athlete of the Year. Genie continued her collegiate career playing volleyball and softball at Mesa Community College and was named MVP and Scholar Athlete. At Southern Utah University, she was the starting setter in volleyball, holds school records for ERA at .70, Fewest Runs Allowed, and Lowest Batting Average Against her opponents. She was named Most Valuable Player, Scholar Athlete, and Female Athlete of the Year in 1990.