meet the staff
Owner & Director
Trice resides in Sioux Falls with his wife Andrea and their 4 girls Destiny, Nevaeh, Natali and SaMia. He is fully involved in Youth Sports. Coaching Football and basketball for the last 5 years.
Trice is also employed with Brown & Saenger were he is sales consultant with the company.
Trice notes “I am very excited about this opportunity to further give back to our youth and create not only fundamentals but to build character and life skills as well. I am very pleased to take on this program with a long time friend in Mark Blackburn with a combined over 35 years of experience!"
Mark attended High School in Los Angeles, CA where he was active in football, baseball, basketball and track which he earn several accolades in all four sports.
Mark attended Mt San Antonio and Riverside Community Colleges and proven to be a hidden gem on and off the football field. He earned a Associates degree in Health and was a key member of the football teams for both colleges. Mark ranked 1st on the team in tackles and 3rd in interceptions and sacks on a defense that had Chris McAlister (Baltimore Ravens) and Antonio Pierce (New York Giants) go on to have NFL careers.
Mark attended University of South Dakota in 1999 where he excelled in football by playing Strong Safety and outside linebacker. Mark led the team in tackles and was in the top five in other defensive statistical categories. He also finished his collegiate career receiving two first team all conference selections, one all region selection 7 POW selections and was selected to the Cactus Bowl game (Division II All Star game). Mark graduated from college and received his B.A. in secondary education with a minor in health.
After attending the University of South Dakota Mark gained interest from several NFL teams and attended a few camps. Unfortunately, Mark’s dream of the NFL was cut short but he wanted to keep playing extending his love and appreciation for the game. So, Mark signed a contract to be a member of the Sioux Falls Storm (Indoor Arena football team) in 2003. Mark excelled in all of his endeavors with the team and was one of the key members of the championship run from 2006-2009. He led the team in tackles 7 years of his 9 years of playing for the Storm.
Mark’s Career numbers with the storm
Mark Holds the Storm all time record tackles and was fortunate to have his legendary number 14 retired and is currently nominated to be in the IFL Hall of Fame.
He is a 5- Time IFL selection and a 4 time champion and United Bowl MVP.
Mark resides in Sioux Falls with his wife Nicole and their 2 children Jadaya & Isaiah. He has been involved in youth sports, training, coaching and producing leaders for the past several years and looks forward to impacting many more athletes.
Mark is currently the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Augustana University, he looks forward to educating people in the future. With counsel, education, and knowledge, he looks to share the experiences he has had and prepare our youth to leave a legacy like no other. He fosters all his efforts to help people to become pros on and off the field.
Mark notes “I am also very excited about this opportunity to shape the minds and bodies of our up and coming youth. Trice and I are confident that once you join our family, you will be fully prepared to accomplish all of your sports dreams and do it as a modeled citizen of your community and city”.
Greg Mckinstry II
Greg attended Marquette Univ. H.S. in Milwaukee, WI. While at MUHS Greg participated in Football, Basketball, & Track receiving numerous honors. Named in “Street & Smiths” Football Magazine Top 50 Dual(utility) players in the U.S., & Top 10 QBs in the Midwest.
Greg Attended The University of Northern Iowa majoring in CJ & Sociology. While at UNI He was named special teams MVP two seasons in a row for the UNI panthers. He was a part of a team that sent 5 payers to the NFL.
After finishing his college playing career Greg garnered some interest from a few NFL teams, but nothing materialized after the mini camps stage.
Greg went on to play Arena Football for various teams for 7 seasons (DB/WR/QB).
Asst. FB Coach at UNI(2009-11), coaching multiple positions(WR,DB,& OLB)
In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Greg has also spent five seasons coaching H.S. football in Ohio, Wisconsin, & Iowa (DB/LB/WR/QB).
Greg also received his Master’s Degree in LYHSA from The University of Northern.
Greg resides in the Sioux Falls area with his Wife Christine, & their three children.
"I’m very excited for this new opportunity to help youth athletes achieve their athletic goals, but to also have chance to a positive impact in their lives off of the athletic field by. By helping them learn the valuable life lessons that athletics can impart an athlete."