Aaron Windler resigned on Monday after one season as coach of the Mountain Pointe boys basketball program, he said in an email.
He was 14-13 with the Pride after previously leading Chaparral to back-to-back state championship game appearances in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
“It was a very difficult decision, but one that I think is in the best interests of my family and me at this time,” Windler said in a statement.
The Pride came together nicely at the end of the year and pushed eventual Division I champion Corona del Sol to double overtime in the second round of the state tournament.
Mountain Pointe will lose leading scorer Khari Holloway to graduation, while junior power forward Chris Davis highlights the list of projected returners. The team received a boost when Jalen Brown joined at midseason, but since he is a football star, the likelihood of him playing as a senior is tough to predict.
The Pride will have a new coach for the third time in three years. Brian Fleming resigned after the 2011-12 season to spend more time with his family.
Former Mountain Pointe junior varsity coach Hosea Graham, who is now at Westwood, is the favorite to replace Windler, according to sources.