Ex-Clemson coach Smith takes over at South Carolina State

Clemson head coach Audra Smith yells to her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Ex-Clemson coach Smith takes over at South Carolina State

Clemson head coach Audra Smith yells to her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Recently fired Clemson women's basketball coach Audra Smith is back on the sidelines at South Carolina State.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference school announced Smith's hiring at its head coach on Wednesday. Smith spent five seasons at Clemson where she had a record of 52-99. The Tigers with 11-19 this past season and just 1-15 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Smith was let go from Clemson in March

She takes over for Doug Robertson Jr., who had been women's basketball coach at South Carolina State for the previous 10 years. The Bulldogs were 12-18 this past season.

Smith's son, Anthony Oliver, is a member of the Clemson men's basketball team.

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