Former Buckeye Candace Dark is in her second year as Ohio State's video coordinator.
A four-year letterwinner at Ohio State from 2003-06, Dark rejoins the Buckeyes after spending two years as a graduate assistant manager on the University of Toledo women's basketball staff from 2007-09 where she was in charge of video exchange as well as assisting with promotional activities, fundraising, on-campus recruiting and coordinating the team's community outreach program. Since December 2009, she has served as an academic advisor in the School of Allied Medical Professions at Ohio State.
Prior to her stint at Toledo, Dark served as a student assistant coach at Ohio State in 2006-07 when the Buckeyes finished with a 28-4 overall record and captured their third consecutive Big Ten championship.
As a player, Dark appeared in 91 career games for the Buckeyes and was part of two Big Ten championships (2004-05, 2005-06), including the 2006 Big Ten Tournament title. The Buckeyes were 102-28 during her four years in Columbus. A three-time academic all-Big Ten honoree, Dark was a member of OSU's Dean List for all five years and was a four-time Ohio State scholar-athlete.
Dark graduated from Ohio State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science before earning her master's degree in higher education and administration from Toledo in 2009. Dark is currently pursuing her MBA at Ohio State and is on pace to graduate at the end of July.
A native of Kingman, Ind., Dark is a 2002 graduate of Fountain Central High School. She finished her career with 1,875 points and was a four-time Crawfordsville Journal Review Player of the Year. As a senior, the two-year captain averaged 21.1 points per game and was named to the 2002 Indianapolis Star All-Star Team.