The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference school announced Smith's hiring as its head coach on Wednesday. Smith spent five seasons at Clemson, where she had a record of 52-99. The Tigers went 11-19 this past season and just 1-15 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Smith was let go by Clemson in March.
She takes over for Doug Robertson Jr., who had been the women's basketball coach at South Carolina State for the previous 10 years. The Bulldogs were 12-18 this past season.
Smith's son, Anthony Oliver, is a member of the Clemson men's basketball team.