The Mississippi Track Stars were founded in 2006 in Jackson, MS by 3 former Jackson State University Track and Field Athletes, Jonathan "Country" Harris, Terry Estwick, and Cori Cloyd. Mississippi Trackstars was created to provide urban intercity youth with an opportunity and a resource to experience thing outside of their normal everyday lives while providing them with exposure to colleges for possible scholarship opportunities.
The initial class of Trackstars athletes consisted of 12 kids. Under the tenure of Coach Harris the Mississippi Track Stars grew to 96 children 2016. Throughout the years, growth, and success of the program the founding principles has remained steady which is to help provide exposure, prepare and mentor young men and women through their adolescent journey and beyond.