Two days after new Auburn Head Coach Mickey Dean hired Gerry Glasco away from Texas A&M. Dean appoints Annie Smith to the coaching staff.

“We’re excited to have Annie join our program,” Dean said in Auburn press release. “She’s had the experience of coaching in the Southeastern Conference. She’s had experience as a head coach and was the coach of the year in her conference multiple times. I think she is a coach that the players will find it easy to relate to.”

Smith had been the Head Coach at Georgia Southern the last six seasons going 176-166 making the NCAA Tournament twice. She guided the Eagles to Southern Conference titles in 2012 and 2014 and conference tournament titles in 2012 and 2013 before going 24-29 overall and 12-15 in the Sun Belt last season. Smith joined LSU staff as a volunteer coach this off-season.

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