UB women’s basketball assistant coach Candyce Wheeler resigned at the end of the 2022-23 season due to “family reasons and will not be returning next season,” a UB Athletics spokesperson confirmed to The Spectrum Tuesday. A source familiar with the situation initially informed The Spectrum of Wheeler’s departure.
Wheeler came to UB from current head coach Becky Burke’s former staff at USC Upstate, where she served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons.
Wheeler was also a teammate of Burke’s at Louisville, earning first-team All-Big East honors during the Cardinals’ Final Four season in 2008-09.
The former third-round WNBA Draft pick (2009) has also coached at Western Kentucky, Bellarmine and DuPoint Manuel High School.
The Bulls finished the 2022-23 season with a 12-16 overall record and a 7-11 mark in Mid-American Conference play. UB qualified as the No. 8 seed in the MAC Tournament, pushing No. 1 seed Toledo to the brink in a 75-74 overtime defeat in the tournament quarterfinals.
Wheeler coached one season with the Bulls before resigning.
Katie Skoog and Amy Maslin contributed to the reporting of this story.
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