Candice Brown starts the 2015-16 season as one of the winningest coaches in program history, with an 99-61 (.596) overall record and 56-37 (.602) mark within the Liberty League. She is the only coach in school history with a winning career record after completely rebuilding the Vassar program during her six years leading the program.
Despite the 12-13 season during the 2014-15 season, Brown's team had some bright spots including one of two unianimous Liberty League First Team players in Caitlin Drakeley. VC won four straight games to end the campaign, and also defeated conference champion Skidmore by 21 points at home. The 2013-14 campaign was one of the best in program history, as the team won its third Liberty League title in four seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round for the first time ever thanks to a win over Williams College. Vassar also set the program record for wins in a season with 23.
Brown joined Vassar after turning around the Manhattanville College women’s basketball program in three seasons, taking a team that won nine games her first year to 18 wins in her final year leading the program. Prior to taking over, Manhattanville only have two winning seasons during the previous 10 seasons.
A native of Arlington, Virginia, Brown graduated from Marymount in 2002 and moved into the coaching ranks immediately at Division II Southern New Hampshire University. After two seasons there, she joined legendary head coach Bill Finney as an assistant coach at her alma mater. At Marymount, Brown helped the program to a 37-19 record, including the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2005-06. In three seasons with Marymount, Brown finished with 1,130 points, ninth in school history. It was her ability as an all-around player though – she ranks 13th in rebounds (650), 21st in assists (182) and fifth in steals (270) – that made her such a tremendous player on the court.