Sioux Falls Lincoln Boys Basketball Coaching Staff

Jeff Halseth – Coach Halseth is a graduate of West Sioux High School in Hawarden, IA, and a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Masters in Administration. He is in his 24th year of coaching at Lincoln High School and his sixth year as head coach. Coach Halseth has a record of 70 – 50 in his 5 years as head Coach.   Lincoln High School finished 2nd at the State AA tournament in 2014 and 1st in 2015!  Jeff and his wife, Carol, have a grown son and daughter.  Their daughter, Ashley Fordyce and her husband Derrick have two daughters, Emma and Lexie, and twin sons Ethan and Easton.  Their son, Adam and his wife Melissa have a son, Roman.


Scott Embry Coach Embry is entering his 22nd year as a LHS basketball coach. He coached the freshman team for 9 years and is starting his 13th year as the varsity assistant. He has also coached at Spearfish, Geddes, Douglas and Iroquois. Coach Embry grew up in Bozeman, Mt and graduated from BHSU in Spearfish with a major in Math and a minor in Psychology. He received his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Sioux Falls. Coach Embry is the Virtual Classroom site coordinator at LHS and also coaches track in the spring. He and his wife Shelly have 2 daughters: Kylie is 22 and a Graduate of USD and Baylie is 18 and a Senior at LHS.


Eric Rice – Coach Rice is entering his 11th year coaching basketball at Lincoln. He coached the freshmen team for 4 years and is now entering his 7th year as the sophomore coach. Coach Rice grew up in Lead, SD and graduated from Augustana College in 2005 with a major in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He currently teaches Algebra II and Pre-calculus at LHS. Coach Rice and his wife Jessica have a 5 year old son named Keaton and a 2 year old daughter named Gracie.


Andrew Krueger – Coach Krueger is in his second year as an assistant with the sophomore team.  He graduated from LHS in 2002 and played basketball all 4 years.  He graduated from Augustana College with a degree in Physical Education in 2006.  This is his 8th year teaching PE at LHS.  His wife Kelly is an LHS graduate as well.


Jared Jansen – Coach Jansen is in his 7th year coaching basketball at Lincoln, all with the freshman team. He graduated from Lincoln in 2006, where he played basketball for the Patriots. He graduated from Augustana College in 2010 with a major in Mathematics and Secondary Education. Coach Jansen currently teaches Accelerated Geometry and Precalculus at Lincoln. He and his wife Brittney have a daughter named Quinn who turns 3 in February.

John Vining –  Coach Vining was a member of the Lincoln Boys Basketball program from 2005-2008.   It is his 3rd year as a Volunteer Assistant.  He graduated from the   University of South Dakota in 2013 with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in coaching and health.