High school plays a very important role in a person's life. It can help mold that person and become a positive force when he or she becomes an adult. Some of the best our state has produced have been honored for the accomplishments.

Dan Gensel is the longtime sports director of KSRM Radio in Kenai. He's also a former Soldotna High Shcool basketball coach who won the girls' state title in 1993. He also served as Sohi's athletics director from 1981 to 1983, then as activities director from 1995 to 1999.

Gensel is among the 13 people inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame Sunday at the Millenium Hotel.

"It's a chance for me to put that on the resume, to all the other things I've been able to do and accomplish, that resume belongs to everybody I've been associated with, it's all my past players, it's the past coaches I've worked with, the past administrators," said Gensel.

Inductees are not limited to athletes, as educators and administrators are also honored. However, athletes do make up the majority of those honored each year. That includes Kyle Fossman who led Haines High School to 3A State Basketball titles in 2008 and 2010.

"It means a lot because growing up, playing basketball in Alaska, and all the high school sports, they've been a huge part of my life, it was really a big deal for me to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," said Fossman.

The Alaska High School Hall of Fame now has 146 members.

For a full list of the inductees and more information, visit the Alaska High School Hall of Fame website.

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