The active NAIA women's basketball wins leader and NAIA Hall of Fame Inductee (Class of 2011), Robin Hagen-Smith enters her 30th season on the sidelines as the women's basketball head coach in the 2012-13 season. Since Shawnee State transitioned into the NAIA in 1988, Hagen-Smith has compiled a career record of 618-152, an .803 winning percentage. Coming into this season, that mark is 95 more wins than the second coach on the list. Only three active coaches in NAIA history have achieved the 500 win plateau heading into this season. Her monumental 600th victory came on December 10, 2011 against No. 11 Olivet Nazarene. For her career accomplishments, she was inducted into Shawnee State's inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 2000.
Prior to Shawnee State joining the NAIA, Hagen-Smith led the institution to a 76-52 record at the NJCAA level. Combining her junior college and NAIA coaching records, she has a collegiate record of 694-204. During the 1998-99 season, Hagen-Smith led her squad to the ultimate achievement when her squad won the NAIA Championship. Her team nearly repeated that feat again during the 2009-10 season when it again advanced to the NAIA Championship, finishing as the runner-up at the national tournament. Her teams have made 17 of the last 19 NAIA tournaments.
Since the start of the 2010-11 school year, Shawnee State has been competing in the Mid-South Conference and has become an NAIA Division I school with the change in conference. Her squads have not missed a beat since, advancing to the Fab Four in their first season and moving into the Round of 16 a season ago. In her postseason career, she has led the Bears to 13 Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights and four Fab Fours to go along with the national championship and runner-up teams. She is 26-16 in the NAIA tournament history and has coached a total of 21 All-Americans with 10 earning first-team All-America accolades.
Among her numerous coaching awards, Hagen-Smith has been a seven-time Coach of the Year recipient at the conference level ranging from MOC, AMC and MSC honors. She was also the 1997-1998 WBCA IKON Coach of the Year, 1998-1999 NAIA National Coach of the Year, 1998-1999 Dispatch Women's Ohio College Basketball Coach of the Year, and 2007-2008 NAIA Region IX Coach of Character Award Winner.
Hagen-Smith's basketball success at Shawnee State began in 1979 when she played for Shawnee State Community College before transferring in 1981 to the University of Rio Grande. She finished her playing career in 1983. In addition to her Shawnee State and NAIA Hall of Fame inductions, she also belongs to the Rio Grande Athletic Hall of Fame (Class of 1989), the South Webster (Ohio) Hall of Fame (Class of 1998) and the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame (Class of 2010).
Hagen-Smith received her bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Health from Rio Grande in 1983. In 1984, she received her master's degree in Education from Xavier University. She is a full-time faculty member at Shawnee State. She and her husband, Gregg, who is an assistant on the women's basketball team, reside in Portsmouth. They have two daughters, Ali and Aleza.