Kiara Smith begins her second season as a graduate assistant with the NC State women's basketball program during the 2014-15 season. Smith played college basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
Throughout her career with the Lady Mocs, Smith played in 41 games. Her 2009-10 season with UTC was a very successful one, as she was a part of a team which won the Southern Conference regular-season championship and the SoCon Tournament title at the end of the year.
Smith is a native of Rome, Ga. During her final two years of high school basketball, she led her team to back-to-back 7-AA regional titles en route to winning 44 games and losing merely 12.