Looking to continue the Championship tradition of the Tri City North Stars, our group has decided to re-brand and re-structure how we go about our business as a winning football team on and off the field. For starters, we have organized a Board of Directors and forming a Nonprofit group. Currently as it stands, we are a Nonprofit Pending with the goal of becoming a full 501C3 Nonprofit before next season.
We have an incredible team behind the team working hard on overdrive in order to deliver a quality, family-friendly experience for all our fans and to be competitive in our new league, the Northern Elite Football League.
In the past, our team has brought the community 3 Midwest Premier Football League Championships. We will celebrate the past and hope to continue our no holds barred brand of football into the future as part of the NEFL.
Our new nickname, the TITANS, represents all we’ve stood for as a Championship-caliber team and the fortitude of this community. Our colors are CRIMSON RED, OLD GOLD and NAVY BLUE. With these colors, we hope create a new sustainable path both in organization structure and presentation.
Our Vision for the organization will be to carry on a program which will command the respect of the players, coaches, and to be highly regarded in the community and among other communities in the nation in helping players achieve their highest potential.
Teaching is at our core; positive growth and development of athletes is our goal and the highest level of performance both in life, in social settings, and on the field of play is our desired outcome.
Our Mission is to work tirelessly and constantly to strive to be excellent at what we do through team work. With confidence in our priorities, we will not hesitate in the pursuit of being the best we can be.
Our Mission Statement is:
The purpose of MinnDak Titans semi-professional football team shall be to promote football and cheerleading in the Grand Cities Area and to further promote the development of leadership, character, sportsmanship, tolerance, discipline and athletic ability, and to nurture fitness, volunteerism, a lifelong love of sports and shall serve as the central feeder system to the MinnDak Titans football Team and football cheerleading programs.
Our program’s statement is the relentless pursuit of excellence.
We have official TITANS gear available, please visit our Shop!
Introducing our team behind the team!
Duane T. Aamot
Coach Aamot was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1988 and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he graduated from West Valley High School in 2007. After high school, Coach Aamot attended and played football at Black Hills State University and Mayville State University. Coach Aamot began his coaching
career as the Offensive Coordinator of the Tri-City North Stars semi-professional football team, where he has won two consecutive league championships between 2018 and 2019. Coach Aamot’s interests
include spending time with his family, binge watching his favorite tv series, board/video games, music, movies, and being an inspiration to others.
Fun Fact: In Alaska Summer Solstice is 24+ festival going from 12pm June 21 to 12pm or longer June 22. There are events being held and all sorts of venders set out for fun, food, and retail.
Duane T. Aamot
President Nathan Foster was born in Nome Alaska before he moved to Eatonville Washington where he grew up. After high school, President Foster moved to Ellendale North Dakota where he attended Trinity Bible College and played football. Foster Graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education along with a minor in Coaching and Biblical Studies. Foster started His coaching career in 2010 as a defensive linemen coach for the trinity lions. After a brief stint playing indoor football, Foster went on to play semi-pro football with the Tri-city North Stars where he was part of the Midwest Premiere Football Championship squad in 2015. Foster has spent the last four years with the Tri-City North Stars where they have won two league championships in the Midwest Premiere Football League. President Foster was nominated for the position of President of the MinnDak Titans in August 2020. Foster is a loving husband of 11 years to Katie Foster, and enjoys football, art, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
“Today, you are better than you were yesterday; but not as good as you’re going to be tomorrow.”
Vice President Scott Volker was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. He has lived in Las Vegas and Minneapolis. He is graduate of the University of North Dakota, Northland Community College and the University of Mary. Vice President Volker started his semi-pro football career in 2019 with the Tri-City North Stars where he won a league championship. Vice President Volker’s daughter is involved with the team and enjoys being involved in semi-pro football. Vice President Volker works as a Probation Agent and is a defensive tactics instructor. Vice President Volker was nominated for the position of Vice President of the MinnDak Titans in August 2020. Volker is a father of two teenage daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, hockey, racquetball, weighting. He enjoys traveling to new places.
Volker lives by the following statement:
“The harder I work the luckier I get-Ralph Engelstad”
Gerald William Anton Jr.
Gerald Anton, originally from Mooresville, IN, is the former owner and player for the Tri-City Northstars where he set up a championship legacy winning three championships. Gerald (Nova) Anton took over the team as owner along with his co-partner where they hired then Coach Foster. Gerald was integral in developing a system in which the local players could take part in a transparent and productive organization which evolved into a winning culture and lead to two consecutive championships in 2018 and 2019. Anton has agreed to step into a consultation position with the Minndak Titans where he will provide much needed knowledge in developing and maintaining a championship legacy. Anton is married to Michelle Anton whom he shares a beautiful daughter with. Anton’s interests include spending time with his family, community involvement, fitness, and gaming.
Gerald William Anton Jr.
Director of Financemichelle@gotitans.org
Michelle Anton grew up in Crookston, MN where she attended U of M-Crookston and received her Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Primary Education. Mrs. Anton also attended UND where she received a Masters in Special Education and a Masters in Elementary Education. Mrs. Anton is currently a Special Education Teacher in Grand Forks. Mrs. Anton has four years of experience in semi-pro football administration where she was co-owner of the Tri-City Northstars. She is happily married to Gerald Anton whom she shares a beautiful daughter with. Anton enjoys reading and singing to her daughter. Mrs. Anton also enjoys getting together with family during the summer months. In her alone time, she enjoys running.
Director of Finance
Director of Marketingmike@gotitans.org
Mike was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D. He graduated from Red River High School and Mayville State University, playing football for both. He has operated many business ventures over the years, including CrossHub Concerts, After5 Entertainment Newspaper. Currently, he operates Sundog Media and Entertainment, creating web and graphic design as well as hosting flag football leagues. Mike works full-time as a Disability Advocate and a member of the Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council.
Director of Marketing
GM Liggett was born and raised in the Devils Lake/Spirit Lake area. Liggett had played high school football for the Devils Lake Firebirds from 2007-2009. From there he played one year in 2010 for the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks. In 2016, Liggett played semi-pro football for the Tri-City Northstars, where he later coached from 2017 to 2019 and was part of two championship squads. Liggett is currently a Health Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (Spirit Lake Tribe), General Manager for the MinnDak Titans, Assistant High School Football Coach for the Four Winds Indians where he has been coaching for the last two years. Liggett gives back to his community by being a youth mentor, and Motivational Speaker. Liggett was the first in his family to graduate with a B.A. from college. Liggett graduated from Lake Region State College in 2014 with an A.S in Fitness Technician and has also Graduated from Mayville State University with a B.S. in Fitness and Wellness, coupled with a minor in Coaching. Liggett Enjoys spending time with his Fiancé Lindsey Ramirez and his children Luis “Gordo” Garcia and Zander Liggett. Liggett is highly active in the weight room and he enjoys playing video games with his kids. Liggett also enjoys spending time with friends and family. As a hobby, Liggett collects sneakers like Nike, Jordan, Yeezy, etc.…
Director of Transportation and Facilitiesshannon@gotitans.org
Mrs. Davis, originally from Crookston MN. Mrs. Davis is a full-time nurse, wife, and mother of three boys. Mrs. Davis has been involved in sports for most of her life where she was involved with figure skating and hockey. In high school She was involved with the high school varsity football and hockey teams. Mrs. Davis received her nursing degree Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks. Since 2014 Mrs. Davis went from being a player’s wife to team photographer. Mrs. Davis does photography as a hobby and enjoys providing the team with pictures and plans on providing this service for as long as she is able.
Director of Transportation and Facilities
Director of Gameday Operations, Director of Salesjuanita@gotitans.org
Juanita Wilkes-Director of Game Day Operations Team Player, multitasker, loves to be challenged, cultivating new ideas, community involvement as well as giving back to my community are some of her strengths. Past positions held: Head start: 2016-2020 President 2015-2016 Ad Hoc for Policy Council to the board Tri Valley Opportunity Council 2016-2020 President 2018-2020 Board of Directors/Region V Rep MN Head Start Association. Awards: Head Start Hero Award Recipient 2018 Born Grafton, ND Current City -East Grand Forks, MN Juanita is no stranger for the game of Football, as she was involved for many years with the Tri City Northstars team. She volunteered in ticket sales and in concessions. Also was quick to help wherever else she was needed. Juanita is single mother of 4 children. She works from home and is a current student online at the Colorado Technical University enrolled in their Criminal Justice Human Relations program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children enjoying nature and reading short stories and researching online different topics that interest her.
Director of Gameday Operations, Director of Sales
Coach Smith’s hometown was Brawley, CA, and is currently residing in Portland, ND. Coach Smith’s Football experience includes four years of high school football for the Brawley Union Wildcats from 2009-2011 followed by five years with the Mayville State University Comets from 2011-2016 where he also graduated with a B.S.E.D. in Secondary Mathematics and a minor in Coaching. Smith also played two years for the Tri-City Northstars from 2016-2017. Coach Smith began his coaching career coaching for the Mayville University Comets as a Linebackers coach as well as the Defensive Coordinator for the Tri-City Northstars where he won back-to-back MPFL championships in 2018 and 2019. Coach Smith is married to Rhani Smith and has two children Kilaynah Smith and Canaan Smith. Coach Smith’s personal interests include watching Michigan Wolverines college football, playing video games with his best friend Josh Jefferies, and watching musicals. Fun fact: Coach Smith played two games at QB in high school with one start.
DJ Smallz Alarid
SMALLZ was born in Cheyenne Wyoming and raised in Grand Forks, Smallz had played high school football for the Grand Forks Central Knights. Smallz has been with the Tri-City north stars since nova and Michelle have owned the team and has 2 championship rings with the team. Smallz is a business owner of Killin It entertainment and does weddings and all other events. Smallz enjoys helping out the team and other events. Smallz enjoys his free time playing video games, going to concerts or live shows, watching movies. He also loves music in general.