JACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 The hardest decision ski coach Cody Hansen had to make when he was told he would be a finalist, again, for High School 'Coach of the Year' was whether he\u2019d go with the boys team or the girls. He had to pick one or the other.\r\n\r\nHansen went with the girls alpine ski team, and why not? Since he took the helm in 2003-04 they have been scary good. Money. Like Patriots dominant, Muhammad Ali swagger, Yankees dynasty kind of excellence. And like the Yankees, the girls ski team has seen its share of catty behavior aimed their way at meets; shade thrown for being from Jackson, mostly, but also for being so dang unbeatable.\r\n\r\nHansen stresses to his athletes to win with humility, reach out and welcome other school skiers, and be open and approachable. And try not to take the jealousy too seriously. Kill \u2018em with kindness, Hansen says.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTight and swingayyy\r\n\r\n\u201cOur ski program has been so successful,\u201d Hansen said. \u201cBut I had to choose for this award so I went with the girls because they are the most successful program at the high school; in any sport, by any measure. Most state championships, most overall wins, most undefeated seasons.\u201d\r\n\r\nCue DJ Khaled, the numbers are stupefying. In 16 seasons to date, the girls alpine ski team has compiled 479 wins to 6 losses. Along the way, they\u2019ve racked up 15 state titles and finished runner up once. In 14 of those 16 seasons nobody beat them in a meet. Nobody.\r\n\r\nThe boys aren\u2019t far behind. Since 2003-04, they boast a 460-25 record with 11 state championships.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGirls vs. Boys\r\n\r\nWhy are the girls that much better? Maybe it\u2019s the extra X chromosome females carry, as in XX-treme skiing. We asked coach Hansen.\r\n\r\n\u201cSome years we have girls that are beating our varsity boys. Girls seem to always be more consistent. Maybe because of the environment we grow up in around here, and role women models available to look up to. Girls are just always skiing,\u201d Hansen noted. \u201cThis area and the ski culture here is a huge advantage for us. We are fortunate to have access to a mountain like JHMR and all the ski programs there. Then kids can go skiing after school at Snow King, where in other Wyoming towns it\u2019s at least a 30-minute trip to get to the resort.\u201d\r\n\r\nSo, how are this year\u2019s teams stacking up? Hansen likes what he sees so far.\r\n\r\n"On the girls' side, we have a number of seniors. Most of our girls are seniors. We have an older team and that\u2019s been fun because I\u2019ve been with those girls for four years and got to watch them develop,\u201d Hansen said. \u201cThe boys' team is younger. Freshmen and sophomores. The two seniors we have, this is their first year on the team.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBringing home the hardware\r\n\r\nHansen has been nominated by the National High School Coaches Association along with six other finalists in the special sports category. The catch-all designation includes things like bowling and cheerleading. In fact, Hansen lost out to a cheerleader coach when he was in the running last time in 2011. Hansen will make the trek to Lincoln, Nebraska in July to find out if he wins.\r\n\r\nSeriously? Start banging the cowbell, y\u2019all. This one\u2019s in the bag.