“We are thrilled to promote Candice Finley to associate head coach,” said Moore. “In a short amount of time, Candice has been instrumental in recruiting elite talent and developing our players on and off the court. She has an incredible basketball mind and brings her competitive drive to work every day. This is a well-deserved promotion and the future of Xavier Women’s Basketball is bright with her on our side.”
Finley recently completed her first season with the Musketeers, helping coach All-BIG EAST performer A’riana Gray. The forward led the conference in rebounding for the second time in as many seasons. Finley also helped coach point guard Aaliyah Dunham who finished the season averaging 4.5 assists per game, ranking fourth in the BIG EAST.
The Detroit, Mich., native, also spearheaded the Musketeers recruiting efforts last season. Xavier signed five standouts who will join the team this fall.