At the last Kodiak City Council meeting the coach and many of the players from the state championship-winning Kodiak High School Bears girls basketball team were in attendance, where they received the key to the city. Mayor Pat Branson praised the team, which went 27-0 while sweeping through the state tournament last month:
“We are going to look for another decal to go on the street sweeper,” Branson said. “We’re very proud of you. So thank you again for coming tonight.”
Head Coach Amy Fogle thanked the mayor and the city for its support during the season:
“One of the things I was most excited about going to the state tournament this year was that I don’t think the girls understood what kind of support they were going to get from the community,” Fogle said.
Fogle pointed out that eight of the teams players were seniors, making their accomplishments that much more important to them:
“It was just a great weekend. Just total domination by these girls, and their focus and what they wanted to accomplish when they stepped on the court,” she said.
“And it was a great game, and what a wonderful season you had,” Branson added. “Thank you again for coming this evening – we’re very proud of you.”
With a second perfect season and state championship on her resume’, Fogle becomes the first coach in Alaska history to accomplish the feat with both a girls team and a boys team. She was the coach of the Kodiak boys, who were perfect in 2001. Her current assistant coach, Nick Billings was the senior star of that team.
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