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Assistant Coach Candice Finley
Candice Finley was named assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for Xavier women's basketball on April 22, 2019. She joins the Musketeers after two seasons at UMass.
In two seasons at UMass, Finley helped the Minutewomen post 30 wins after only winning nine games during the 2016-17 season. She also served as the recruiting coordinator during her time in Amherst, hauling in the 57th ranked class in the country last season (according to Blue Star Basketball).
Prior to UMass, she spent four seasons at Eastern Michigan (2012-16) - helping the Eagles post two 20-win seasons and advance to three postseason tournaments. The Eagles won eight games during her first season (2012-13) on the bench before recording 24 wins only two seasons later and playing in the WNIT Sweet 16.
Finley also has assistant coaching stops at Eastern Kentucky (2008-11), Southern Connecticut State (2007-08) and Romulus (Mich.) from 2003-05. She also served as head coach at Romulus from 2005-07.
Finley played professionally in Luxembourg for one season following a standout playing career at Eastern Kentucky (1997-01). She earned all-conference honors as a senior after leading the team in scoring (13.0) and rebounding (5.5). Finley also helped the Lady Colonels win the 1998 Ohio Valley Conference Championship.
The Detriot, Mich., native also won three state titles as a player at Bishop Borgess HS.
Assistant Coach Mary Grimes
Mary Grimes is in her first year as an Assistant Coach at Xavier University, after spending three years at Le Moyne University in New York.
Grimes returned to the sidelines of the Dolphins after spending two seasons as an assistant under Jeanne Dupree from 2003-05. In her prior stint with the Dolphins, she assisted with practice plans, on-court instruction, recruiting and scouting. She also organized team travel, film exchange and individual skill instruction and monitored student-athlete academic progress.
Grimes comes back to the Heights from the University at Albany, where she spent the last seven years. She served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the highly-successful women's basketball team from 2010-16. The Great Danes won five consecutive America East Conference Championships from 2012-16 and earned berths in the NCAA Championships each of those five seasons. UAlbany went 146-47 in the six years that Grimes was on the staff, including a mark of 107-23
Assistant Coach Dan Lang
Dan Lang was named an assistant women's basketball coach on April 24, 2019. He joins the Musketeers after seven seasons as the head coach SUNY Sullivan.
In seven seasons with the Lady Generals, he compiled a 149-53 overall record with four Mid-Hudson Conference Championships. He posted five 20-win seasons and set the program record for wins with 26 during the 2013-14 season. The 2013-14 team finished the year ranked sixth in the nation, the highest ranking in school history.
Prior to SUNY Sullivan, Lang was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Orange County CC - helping the team post a 22-9 overall record. He also spent one season (2010-11) as an assistant coach at Paul VI Catholic HS, helping the team win its fifth consecutive state title.
Lang played basketball at Orange County CC for two seasons before transferring to Coastal Carolina University. He served as student manager for the women’s basketball team at Coastal Carolina.
Lang earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management and recreation from Coastal Carolina in 2010.