For 25 years, Dave Schroer coached alpine and nordic skiing, and track and field at Homer High School. He won ASAA state championships and inspired Olympians, but he was much more than just a coach. His selfless dedication and unwavering ‘can do’ support inspired hundreds of teens from 1958 to 1982. That was his claim to fame. Well, that and mentoring Olympic cross-country skier Larry Martin, who competed in the 1972 and 1976 Winter Games. Many other Homer skiers competed on the Junior National Team and went on to compete in college. In 1983, the Kenai Peninsula Borough honored Schroer for his 25 years of service and named the Homer Middle School track in his name. He continues to serve as an advocate and supporter of youth programs in Homer.