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Coach Gerald E. Ernst Jr.

BA English, Alma College

MA Athletic Administration, Central Michigan University

Honorary Advisory Committee

Coaching Highlights

  • 74-75 WBRN- Pioneer Coach of the Year, Osceola County- Coach of the Year

  • 75-76 WBRN- Pioneer Coach of the Year, Osceola County- Coach of the Year

  • 76-77 Detroit Free Press Class C Coach of the Year, WBRN Pioneer Coach of the Year, Osceola County- Coach of the Year

  • 78-79 Michigan HS Basketball Coaches Association Class C Coach of the Year, Detroit Free Press Class C Coach of the Year, Detroit News Coach of the Year, WBRN Coach of the Year, Osceola County Coach of the Year

  • 79-80 Selected to coach the East team in the 1st ever Michigan Sanctioned All Star Game, Michigan HS Basketball Coaches Association Class C Coach of the Year, Detroit Free Press Class C Coach of the Year, Detroit News Coach of the Year, WBRN Coach of the Year, Osceola County Coach of the Year, State Championship at Reed City HS (28-0)

  • 85-86 BCAM Regional Coach of the Year

  • 89-90 Lansing State Journal Class A Coach of the Year

  • 90-91 Lansing State Journal Class A Coach of the Year

  • 92-93 Lansing State Journal Class A Girl's Basketball Coach of the Year, 25-2 record, Final Four

  • 96-97 Coached Michigan's first nationally traveling basketball team. Walter French Academy, to USA Today #7 ranking 

  • League Champions 77, 79, 80, 86, 89, 89, 90, 90, 91, 92

  • District Champions 77, 79, 80, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 00, 03

  • Regional Champions 79, 80, 86, 92

  • Quarter Final 

  • Final Four 80, 92

  • State Champions 80

  • Has helped hundreds of student-athletes achieve success in the classroom and on the court, including hundreds who played at the college level.

Playing Highlights

  • 4 Sport Varsity Letter Winner at Dansville, HS (Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track & Field)

  • Alma College Baseball (Pitcher)

Gerald E. Ernst Jr

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