Abby Smith begins her second season as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Mount St. Joseph University.
In her first year, Coach Smith led the Lions back to the HCAC Conference Tournament and to a .500 regular season record of 13-13. This included an eight game winning streak mid-season and a home record of 8-1. Four of Smith's players were named to the HCAC All Conference Team, including Hannah Losey (First team), Cailey Plemmons, Briana Looney and Riley Brunner (Honorable Mention).
Abby comes to the Mount from a successful three year run as the top assistant coach at Denison University. During her time at Denison she helped to coach three all-conference players and one all region player.
Prior to her time at Denison, she was a player and a coach at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Smith earned her bachelor's degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene in Education and her Masters in Education Intervention Specialist.
As a player at MVNU her teams compiled a record of 159-35, which included making the teams first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Championship in 2007.