Audra Smith will not be retained as Clemson’s head women’s basketball coach, Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announced today.
Smith completed her fifth season as Clemson’s head coach in 2017-18 as the Tigers posted an 11-19 overall record and 1-15 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In five seasons leading the Tigers, Smith compiled a 52-99 overall record, 9-70 in the ACC.
“We appreciate everything that Coach Smith and her staff have done for our women’s basketball program and for our student-athletes, but the on-court results made this decision necessary,” Radakovich said. “We have high expectations for all our athletic programs and we need a new direction and fresh perspective in women’s basketball. We wish Audra all the best moving forward as we begin a national search for our new head coach.”