Name: Riley Mincic
Job title: IT Support Specialist
Family: Son of Vincent and Sherry Mincic. I have one brother Wesley Mincic. My sister-in-law is Brittany Mincic, and I have two nephews and a niece named Kohen, Kaide and Ella.
Hometown: Greeley, CO
Colleges attended: Pacific University (OR), University of Colorado-Boulder and Red Rocks Community College (currently enrolled)
Sports background: I have played baseball my whole life; my last year playing was my freshman year in college when I attended Pacific University. Other sports I played while I grew up and in high school include basketball, golf and tennis.
Proudest moment and humbling defeat: One of my most proud moments was winning the Legion State championship with my high school summer team at Greeley West High School. A loss that always sticks out is my first year playing tennis – I was one win away with my doubles partner from getting to the state playoffs my junior year of high school. Made me hungrier to get better to make that push for a state playoff spot.
Hobbies/Outside interests: There are many things that I like to call my hobbies, including playing and watching sports. Something that I love to do is go skiing as much as possible.
Favorite trip: One I'll never forget was a childhood trip I took with my parents and brother to Hawaii. There are so many memories that I have from that trip, good and bad. I can recount going out into the ocean and going hundreds of feet out and the water only going up to my waist until suddenly I walked into a trench and almost drowned but was able to get my feet back under me. Not a great memory but something I will never forget.
How did you connect with Triple Crown?: I first became associated with Triple Crown from a very young age. I played baseball with TCA at the time with the Greeley Gold. Our first year together as a team we won the Triple Crown Colorado State Championship. After playing I got into contact with Triple Crown for the IT position through baseball director Joel De La Rosa, who referred me for the job opening.
What intrigues you about Triple Crown?: Primarily, being a part of an organization that I know does good things for the sport I love the most, baseball. Being able to work with like-minded people who also care about the sport makes for a great environment.