Audra Smith is in her third year as a strength and conditioning coach at Washington and fourth year with the program. Her previous role with the team was as an assistant coach focusing on the multi-events in 2009-10.
As the multi-events assistant coach, Smith helped coach sophomore Jeremy Taiwo to the best decathlon performance by a Husky in 24 years, as he scored 7,521 points to take second at the Pac-10 Championships. Taiwo was in All-America position at the NCAA Championships after day one, but was unable to finish after a fall in the hurdles. On the women's side, freshman Sarah Schireman also had the eighth-best heptathlon score in school history, scoring 4,623 points.
Smith excelled in the multi-events at Idaho State, taking second at the 2007 Big Sky Conference Championships with a score of 5,085 points. She also ran on the 4x100m relay team that won the Big Sky title. Furthermore, aside from her heptathlon work, Smith was second in the 100m hurdles and also scored in the 100-meters, 200-meters, and javelin. Her efforts played a major role in the ISU women winning the 2007 conference title, the first ever for the school.
Smith went on to West Regionals in 2007 with the relay team and took fifth-place in Eugene. She was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team after her senior season.
In total Smith was named to the All-Big Sky team six times in her two years at Idaho State.
She transferred to Idaho State from Central Arizona College, where she finished fifth in the National Junior College Athletics Association Championships in the heptathlon.
Smith is a native of Pima, Arizona and earned her master's degree in health education from Idaho State in 2007.