Coach Bio

Katie Smith
College - Ohio State
Katie Smith enters her first season as an assistant coach with the New York Liberty.

Smith spent the 2013 season - her final in the WNBA - with the Liberty, reuniting with Bill Laimbeer who she won two titles with as a member of the Detroit Shock (now Tulsa). She retired after the 2013 campaign, finishing her 17-year playing career as the all-time leading scorer in women’s professional basketball and second in WNBA history.

A 15-year veteran of the WNBA, Smith was a seven-time All-Star and two-time First Team All-WNBA selection. She won WNBA Championships in 2006 and 2008 with the Shock, and in 2011 was voted one of the Top 15 Players in WNBA history. She ranks first in the WNBA in both three-point field goals made (906) and attempted (2,466), second in career points (6,452), fourth in free throws made (1,440) and 10th in all-time assists (1,258).

Smith is the all-time leading scorer in the history of U.S. women’s professional basketball (ABL & WNBA) with 7,885 career points. Smith signed with the WNBA in 1999, joining Minnesota after a two-year stint in the ABL. Her success also extended to the international level, having won three Olympic Gold Medals in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Smith spent several seasons on the women’s basketball staff at her alma mater Ohio State University.


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