Candace Bailey

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States

cbailey@smww.com


Candace Bailey is originally from Moss Point, MS.  Candace, along with her family, all have very impressive records throughout many sports along the Gulf Coast.  She has been involved in her community and known for her outstanding skills and abilities in sports since a very young age.  In 7th grade, she started on the varsity softball team and played recreational softball and basketball aside from playing for the school district.  She graduated from Moss Point High School in 2002. There, she played both softball and basketball.  She received letterman’s in both sports, and won two South State Softball Championships.  She was also chosen to represent Moss Point in the first South vs. North All Star Fast Pitch game her senior year.   Candace continued her softball career at Bishop State Community College with a full softball scholarship and she was also named MVP in the final championship game. After her years at Bishop, she decided to choose motherhood over her softball career.  During this time, she began to play for several successful local women’s traveling softball teams to maintain her skills.  In 2010, she decided to give back to the community and start her own softball league in her hometown.  She was the commissioner from 2010 to 2015.  During that time, she also coached a fast pitch traveling softball team until deciding to go back to school for athlete management.

Candace is a firm believer that with God, ANYTHING is possible!



Education
Certificate for Athlete Management - Sports Agent
Sports Management Worldwide, Portland, OR
Completed Date: April 2016

Bachelor Degree
University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, MS
Graduation Date: May 2015
Major: Child Families & Studies

Associate Degree
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS
Graduation Date: May 2011
Major: Child Development

Certificate for Medical Assistant
Remington College, Mobile, AL
Graduation Date: October 2005

Career Information
Played Recreational Softball and Basketball for 15 plus years
Selected to represent the South in the South vs. North All-Star Fast-Pitch Game
2001 and 2002 Slow-Pitch State Champs at Moss Point High School
Received Letterman's in both softball and basketball in high school; started on the varsity softball team since 7th grade.
Bishop State Community College (Fast-Pitch Full Scholarship in Softball)
Named MVP in the final championshiop game for Bishop State Community College



Sports Background
Bishop State Community College (2 years fast-pitch softball)
Commissioner for Moss Point Girls Softball League (2010-2015)
Coach for Moss Point Girls Softball League (2010-2016)


Professional Background
Teacher at Jackson County Civic Action Center, Moss Point, MS     July 2013 - Present
Childcare Provider at Creative Learners, Pascagoula, MS    May 2011 - July 2013
Medical Assistant at South MS Surgeons, Ocean Springs, MS    June 2007 - October 2009
PSI Tech at Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, MS   December 2006 - June 2007
Medical Assistant at Fox Medical Clinic, Gautier, MS     October 2005 - December 2006


Volunteer Work
Commissioner of Moss Point Girls Softball League (2010-2015)
Coach for Moss Point Girls Softball League and independent travel teams
Volunteers at Daily Bread and Nursing Homes
Women Ministry Leader at Emmanuel Full Gospel Worship Center
Provide training services for athletes in softball (slow-pitch and fast pitch)