Amber Smith is in her first season as a graduate assistant at Tennessee, joining the program in July of 2013. Smith, who played collegiately at Kentucky, will assist the staff with on-campus recruiting and a variety of general office duties.
A native of Winter Haven, Fla., Smith recently was one of 50 participants chosen to attend the 11th-annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "So You Want To Be A Coach" program. The three-day workshop was held April 5-7, 2013, in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in New Orleans.
Playing point guard for the Wildcats from 2008-12, Smith was a member of one of the most successful senior classes in UK hoops history. Despite undergoing knee surgeries on both knees, she concluded her career having played in 123 games with 109 starting assignments.
She averaged 7.0 points and 3.4 assists per game during her time in Lexington and helped UK advance to four consecutive postseason tournaments, including three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and two Elite Eights.
Smith, the recipient of the Steve & Kaye Maynard Women's Basketball Graduate Assistant Scholarship, ranks sixth on UK's all-time list for games played (123) and assists (425), and she is No. 8 in assists per game (3.455). The 2008 SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll member graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in integrated strategic communications in May of 2011.