AUSTIN, Texas — An East Austin man is using his time behind bars to help create positive change in the community.

Boxing coach Ray Williams was living in a cycle of incarceration before learning how to box in prison.

Since his release in 2017, he’s used the sport to connect to troubled youth and teach life lessons his fighters can take outside the ring.

He plans to continue training kids and adults needing healthy outlets on the road to redeeming past mistakes.