Candi first came to Mercy as a JV volleyball coach when her daughter Maggie started school here. She taught and coached for Bishop Quinn for many years prior to that. While coaching here, she remained the facilities coordinator for the Bishop Quinn campus in Redding.
Candi became the Athletic Director in 2012 and poured her heart and soul into creating a solid program, where all opportunities were afforded athletes of any skill level and qualified coaches secured playoff berths. She had such enthusiasm and energy for sports, and attended every game she could, cheering on each individual player to reach their potential.
As a coach, she was well loved by her players. Practice was her favorite part of the day. She had a plan and expected her players to be as excited as she was to execute it. Through her continued encouragement, the girls pushed themselves to be their best, and her teams were great.
Of the seasons in recent memory, her teams came out on top of the league standings, and they were fun to watch.
Soon after Candi became Athletic Director, she began teaching social science and religion. She loved teaching and brought that same enthusiasm from the court into the classroom.
The halls of Mercy definitely feel empty without her physical presence there. She is missed dearly, but Candi will always be a Warrior and is in our hearts every day.
We invite you to donate to this endowment, held with the Diocese of Sacramento, and help us continute to support Candi's passion- to make Catholic education possible for any child who desires it.