|Ahmad Smith Coaching At Charleston Southern|
|Written by MIke Kelly|
|Friday, 27 May 2011 12:18|
Ahmad Smith, who played college basketball at Appalachian State University, has been named an assistant coach at Charleston Southern.Smith, who played two years for the Mountaineers and help them win a Southern Conference North Division title in 2003, was hired by Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh.
Smith, who will begin his duties as an assistant coach immediately, was coaching basketball over seas in Dublin, Ireland. He was the head men’s and women’s basketball coach at Institute of Technology Tallaght College in Dublin.
The women's team finished as team champions and the men’s squad was a runners-up in 2011. Smith has a 74-45 record in his young head-coaching career. He also spent time with the Colaiste Eanna High School U19 Boys (2009-2011), and the Shamrock Rovers Hoops Professional Superleague, where he coached from August 2008 to March 2010.
“I am so appreciative to Coach Radebaugh for giving me this opportunity,” said Smith. “It is great to be a part of the program and join this coaching staff. This is a great opportunity to further my coaching career.”
Upon his graduation from ASU in 2004, Smith was an assistant coach under Houston Fancher from 2004-08. And he was a member of the ASU coaching staff in 2006-07, when the Mountaineers won the San Juan Shootout, a school record 25 games and received an invitation to the National Invitational Tournament. He was also a member of Fancher's coaching staff when the Mountaineers won the SoCon North Division championship in 2008.
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