Gerald Smith USATF Level 1,Level 2 and Level 3 certified coach


Coach Gerald Smith was a two time high school state qualifier in the 100 and the 200 meters. He received  a track scholarship to Southern Illinois University where he became a two time NCAA Division 1 All American in track and Field. Coach Smith has trained many national caliber athletes in sprinting and distances races. H e has also coached baseball teams, soccer players and many others in speed and  agility..

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Associate coaches


Justin Romero  Level 2 certified coach


Coach Justin Romero is a 5 time Junior Olympian qualifier, and a 3 time medalist in the 4x800 meter relay. He placed 3rd in the 800m at the high school Region 4 5a track meet in 2010. He has been training under Coach Smith for 9 years. He is competing at the collegiate level with the training of Coach Gerald Smith. Coach Romero is also a middle school basketball coach, and currently seeking a degree in the Arts of Teaching. 


Coach Paul Messerli


Coach Paul Messerli has been running long distance events for over 35 years. In High School, he was an
11-time All-State runner for Cross-Country, 800 meters, 1600 meters, and 3200 meters in Utah’s Class
2A Division. He also received High School All-American honors in the 2000-meter Steeplechase at the
1989 TAC Junior Olympics. At the Air Force Academy, he was an All-Conference Steeplechaser and also
ran Cross-Country and the 1500 meters. He has completed multiple marathons (with a PR of 2:49:30)
and Ultra-Marathons including the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim run and several 50+ mile events. He
is currently training to run at the 100K and 100-mile distances. He has been coaching youth runners
since 1998 and has also coached youth soccer and baseball teams.







Phillip Smith Level 1 certified coach


Coach Phillip Smith is a former multiple time Regional Finalist in High School Track in Texas. Smith has also competed at the collegiate level in track and field at Texas State University- San Marcos as well. He has extensive history in both personal training and group training with tremendous results specializing in sprint and weight training. Smith is working on achieving his degree in Exercise Sports Science (Pre- Physical Therapy Emphasis) with a minor in Business Administration.

Justin Romero




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Coach Gerald Smith 512.296.6216 Practice location Clint Small Middle School - 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, TX 78749