GET TO KNOW THE AWESOME HOST OF OUR 2018 GIRLS' CAMP!
Coach Candace Walker
Head Coach, Women's Basketball: St. Thomas University
Candace Walker joined the BBDBCamps Hosts Team for her first time in 2018. She was named Head Women's Basketball Coach at St. Thomas University, in 2017.
Walker, is an alumna of the St. Thomas University Sports Administration Master's program and a former Assistant Coach for the Bobcats. She also coached four seasons at NCAA Division I Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
A tireless worker, Walker helped Lamar win a Southland Conference regular-season championship and a berth in the WNIT in 2013-14, and place second in the conference with a 14-4 league record in 2014-15. Her duties went beyond the basketball court at Lamar where served as an academic advisor for the team's student-athletes along with coordinating team travel and summer camp programs.
Walker earned her Master's degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University, graduating in 2011. She served as assistant coach while pursuing her Master's, along with working as a Building Supervisor for the Fernandez Family Center.
Walker, who earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from UNC Wilmington in 2010, played basketball for four seasons at UNCW, finishing her career second on the school's all-time list for games played at 119 and third in steals with 185. Walker was a standout player at North Atlanta High School in Georgia, earning second-team All-State honors.
As a student, Walker was actively involved with the UNC Wilmington Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Adopt-A-Family and the Relay for Life. At Lamar, she was active in a number of community service activities with the Lady Cardinals and plans to engage the Bobcats with similar programs in alignment with the NAIA's Champions of Character Program.