Dan Leman coached the Ninilchik High School girls basketball program to unprecedented heights during his 18 seasons, winning 373 of his 409 career games and helping the Lady Wolverines become the only team in Alaska history to win five consecutive state championships from 2000 to 2004. Ninilchik owned the Class 2A level, winning eight state titles from 1996 to 2006 and finishing third or better in 16 of his 18 seasons on the bench from 1991 to 2008. Ninilchik rattled off an unbelievable 98-game winning streak, preceded by a 57-game streak. He was named Small Schools Coach of the Year seven times and produced the Smalls Schools Player of the Year nine times. His success was stuff of legends, so much so USA Today spent a week chronicling his life. He received the Golden Apple from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in 2004 and was twice nominated for Who’s Who of American Teachers.