"Immortals" - Fall Out Boy

"A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself."

- Jim Valvano

"If we win as a team, the success will come for everyone individually."

- Gary Williams


- Carrie Underwood ft. Ludacris

- Dedicated in August of 2004

During his time at Corona, Larry Hughes was a coach for the football team, the girl's basketball team, and the boy's golf team. His teams earned 4 girls basketball state championships (1981, 1993, 1994, 2001), a boys golf state championship in 1982, and the school's only football state championship in 1980.

Quotes, Memes, and Hype Songs

"We’re building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated." 

- Brad Stevens

"Thunderstruck" - ACDC

Larry Hughes Court

"Thunder" - Imagine Dragons

About our Program...

Proud to be a Nike Elite High School!!!

- Dedicated in December of 2001

Sammy Duane Sr. opened Corona del Sol in 1978 as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. He led the team to 4 state championships (1980, 1981, 1989, 1994). He was inducted into the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999 and was awarded the AIA 20th Century Award in 2001. 

"Every season is a journey. Every journey is a lifetime"

- Mike Krzyzewski

Sammy Duane Gymnasium

For over forty years, Corona Del Sol Boys Basketball has been one of the most respected and successful programs in Arizona. The CDS formula is simple, and hasn’t changed over those 4 decades. There is no magic to maintaining a successful program, but there is a process. Here at CDS, we respect that process, focusing on individual development in the offseason, and team basketball in the winter. We judge our success based on attitude and effort, not wins and losses, as we know that winning championships is only possible with this approach. Our athletes are expected to play for each other, knowing that if we all sacrifice, we all share in the reward. Our athletes are students first, and are expected to bring the same effort and positive approach to their academic work as they do on the court. At CDS, we focus on responsibility, accountability, and the duty that we have to maintain the high standard of excellence that began in 1977 and continues today. CDS Basketball is about family, CDS Basketball is about tradition, and CDS Basketball is, “Aztec Strong!”

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

- Michael Jordan 

"My House" - Flo Rida

State Champions  1980  1981  1989  1994  2012  2013  2014  2015

Corona del Sol High School  1001 East Knox Road  Tempe  Az  85284

"Success is Measured by Attitude and Effort"

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