Alabama fires Smith after three seasons

Updated: March 11, 2008, 6:21 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama women's basketball coach Stephany Smith was fired Tuesday after the Crimson Tide finished 1-14 in the Southeastern Conference.

In three seasons, Smith was 27-61 overall and 4-41 in the SEC.

"I appreciate her efforts, as well as those of her staff," Alabama athletic director Mal Moore said. "However, I feel it is best that the program move forward under new leadership in order to compete consistently at the very highest level."

Before coming to Alabama, Smith was 153-88 at Middle Tennessee.


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