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UIW’s Christy Smith relieved of coaching duties after three seasons


The University of the Incarnate Word announced on Sunday that women’s basketball coach Christy Smith’s contract will not be renewed for the 2019-2020 season.

“I want to thank Coach Smith for her service to UIW women’s basketball, the athletics department, UIW, and our students,” said UIW Athletic Director Dr. Brian Wickstrom in a statement. “She has helped to develop some fine student-athletes during her time here, and we wish her well in her future endeavors.”

The news comes after UIW closed the 2018-19 season with a 102-53 loss to Abilene Christian on Saturday. Overall, the Cardinals finished the season with a 5-24 record and 5-13 mark in the Southland Conference.

In Smith’s three seasons, she led UIW to a 19-68 record overall and a 16-38 mark in conference play.

UIW will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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