Amy Fogle

Amy Fogle

Amy Fogle is one step away from being named the top high school girls basketball coach in the nation.

On Tuesday, Fogle won the western region in the USA Today High School Sports “Best Of” series with 5,261 votes.

By winning the state and western rounds, Kodiak’s girls coach advances to the final stage — the national round.

The national round is comprised of the eight regional winners and the two wild cards — the top two vote-getters that did not win their region.

The final round of voting begins at 8 p.m. today and ends on March 12.

Just like she did in the state round, Fogle dominated the western region, tallying 4,387 more votes than runner-up Garrett Arima of Kea’au, Hawaii. The four other coaches all had fewer than 100 votes.

Fogle won the state round with 5,120 votes.

Fogle, though, was far from being the top vote-getter in the nation. Four of the 10 coaches left received more than 100,000 votes in the regional round. Fogle received the least amount of the remaining 10 coaches.

The “Best Of” series started with 255 coaches.

Kodiak enters this week’s Northern Lights Conference Championships with a 22-0 record and is one of only two 4A teams left undefeated. West Anchorage of the Cook Inlet Conference is also perfect.

This if Fogle’s first season with the girls. She previously coached the girls for three and a half seasons. She also coached the boys to an eight-year record of 120-70 and captured the 2001 4A state title with a 28-0 record.

The athletic department of the winning coach receives $2,000 and a banner.

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