Rick Smith has devoted his life to empowering young people all over the world through sports. As founder and chief executive officer of Trax Sports, Coach Smith creates innovative programs for elementary, middle and high school students, both in the United States and abroad. Trax Sports works with schools and other organizations to design impactful programs. They also host skill camps that cater to youth athletes at all levels. Before starting Trax Sports, Coach Smith built a sterling reputation as Athletic Director. Teacher and Coach during eight years at Paul Public Charter School and Paul International High School. He established all of the new school’s sports programs as athletic director and coached the Pirates’ charter league champion basketball team in 2009. While working at the school, Coach Smith also developed his passion for sports diplomacy through his involvement in the U.S State Department Sports United Program.