TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Middle Tennessee State coach Stephany
Smith was hired as Alabama head coach Monday.
Smith replaces Rick Moody, who retired after 16 seasons. The
Crimson Tide, once one of the Southeastern Conference's top
programs, hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 1999.
Smith posted a 153-88 record in eight seasons with Middle Tennessee State, leading the Lady Raiders to three NCAA Tournament appearances.