Candice Thomas joined the Highlassies’ coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2014 after spending the 2013-14 season as a volunteer assistant. During her time with the squad, Thomas has helped lead the Highlassies to three regional tournament appearances. Those teams have featured 23 all-conference selections, two all-region selections and an NJCAA All-American, along with six NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Award winners.
Before joining the McLennan staff, Thomas spent a year working as a physical education aide at South Waco Elementary and a year as a physical education teacher and coach at Carver Middle School. She coached the 2012-13 seventh-grade girls’ basketball team to an undefeated Waco City Championship. Thomas also worked as a recreational aide at the Bledsoe Recreational Center.
Thomas, a 2006 graduate of Waco’s University High School, was a four-year starter for the Lady Panthers at Prairie View A&M University. As a freshman in 2006, she led the team to the program’s first SWAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, and she was named the SWAC Tournament MVP. Thomas led the team to regular-season conference championships in 2008 and 2009, tournament championships in 2007 and 2009, another NCAA appearance in 2009 and an NIT appearance in 2008. She was a three-time SWAC First-Team All-Conference selection, earning Player of the Year honors in 2008.
Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree in human performance from Prairie View in 2011.
2014-present: Assistant coach, McLennan Community College
2013-14: Volunteer assistant coach, McLennan Community College
2012-13: Head coach, Carver Middle School
2006-2010: Prairie View A&M University
2011: Bachelor’s in human performance, Prairie View A&M University