Whether he was coaching high school sports in Seward or Sand Point, Roger Steinbrecher left an indelible mark on Alaska before his passing in 2009. He came to Sand Point in 1977 and stayed 13 years, leading the girls basketball team to the 1990 ASAA Class 2A title game. At Seward he was instrumental in building the school’s football team from scratch and encouraged other small schools to get on onboard too, which led to the creation of the Greatland Conference. Steinbrecher led the Seward girls basketball team to a ASAA Class 3A state title – the only hoops championship for boys or girls in school history. He also coached volleyball and track and field at Seward. His commitment to the success of kids was a cornerstone of his career.