My name is Mekeisha Steele, and I have had the privilege and honor of serving on the Advisory Committee for the Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes Basketball organization. This is our fourth year of existence. When we began, we were very fortunate to have our dear friend, Doyle Moncrief, start as our head coach and athletic director. Our first year was difficult, but we were able to do well in all the homeschool tournaments. However, at the beginning of the second year, Coach Moncrief had some health issues. We were very fortunate to have a knowledgeable and experienced, Godly man working with our players for the time he walked this earth. Although his sudden departure left us with a sense of loss, the Lord sent Ani Umana. We are so grateful for him and his leadership with this organization. In the past few years, TACA Storm has been named: Division II-B Regional Champs (2018), National Small Program Division II-C Runner-Up (2018), National Small Program Division II Champions (2019), Red River District Champions (2020), and Big South Division I Champions (2020).
This year our 18U boys won both the District and Regional Tournaments which currently places them in 4th among a field of 64 other homeschool teams. During the week of Nationals, those teams will compete against each other to determine an undisputed champion. Additionally, several TACA players will receive Player of the Year awards for District and Regional achievements.
TACA Storm is committed to help these young men develop on the court and off the court. These young men are blessed to be under the guidance and direction of Godly coaches and Pastor Felton L. Benton. Their character development is key to the success of the organization, and with the help of our coaches, advisory committee and our pastor, we believe God will bless these young men and this organization.
We would like to employ your assistance. These young men need some help attending the national tournament in Springfield, Missouri March 15th – 21st. The guys in the organization will play about 20 games during the week with the hopes of winning. The members of the Agape Fellowship Christian Center of DeSoto will be providing transportation for the boys but the players need assistance with covering their lodging and food. The trip to Springfield will not only be a time of playing basketball but also a time to continue to work on relationships and build character traits with help mold these young men to be productive citizens.