In July, North Carolina A&T head women's basketball coach Tarrell Robinson announced the hiring of Jessica Smith effective for the 2014-15 season.
Smith who will serve as an assistant coach with an emphasis over the post players, brings a vast amount of both playing and coaching experience to the Aggies. She spent the last two seasons at Texas A&M University-Kingsville as an assistant coach. During the 2013-14 season she was promoted to interim head coach and achieved a .500 record. Her other duties included scouting, skill development, recruiting, budgeting, academic advisement, travel, and scheduling.
Smith also had stints at Point Guard College as a site coordinator and basket instructor and was a graduate assistant at the University of the Incarnate World. She spent two years overseas as a player and head coach of the Horsen’s Basketball Club women’s and junior girl’s teams.
She is a 2008 graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. and received a degree in secondary education. Smith completed her master’s degree in special education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2012.