Head Softball Coach
Stayce goes in to her first year at the helm of the Roadrunner softball program after serving as an assistant the last four seasons. Prior to that, she was the head coach at Chico High School for 12 years. From 1999 to 2010 she compiled a 216-142 record (.660 winning percentage) with 11 winning seasons, nine playoff appearances, and three trips to the section finals. During that time, numerous players went on to two year and four year college programs, including seven that competed at the Division 1 level.
After graduating from Tulare Union High School in Tulare CA in 1990, where she was three time all conference, two time all section, and league MVP as a senior, Stayce (Sasser) York chose Cal-State Chico to continue playing softball and major in Liberal Studies. At Chico State (1991-1994), she was second team all-conference all four seasons, and was also voted team MVP four years straight. As a pitcher, her name is all over the record books at Chico State, despite missing stats from her entire sophomore season. Stayce was inducted into the Chico State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. She also played for the Nor-Cal Shots, a semi-pro team out of Redding for five seasons, where she was a three time A.S.A. first team All-American.
Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies; CSU Chico ‘94
CLAD Multiple subject teaching credential; CSU Chico ‘95
Master of Arts in Education; University of Phoenix ‘09
Stayce has been an Elementary school teacher for 19 years where she was a Butte county teacher of the year in 2004. She has been married to her husband Kevin for 18 years and they have two sons, Trenton and Austin.
Amy enters her first season with the Butte College Softball coaching staff after coaching
at Division I, II, NAIA programs. Coach HilQuist’s most recent coaching has been at Biggs High School.
As a Hornet, she started at least 43 games all four years of her career, and made appearances at three different infield positions (second base, shortstop and third base). She started 181 of the 185 games she appeared, and ranks third in school history with 445 career assists. As a senior, HilQuist posted career highs in batting average (.286), hits (40), doubles (5) and RBIs (15). She helped the Hornets to 30-plus win seasons during each of her final three years with the program. During her final two seasons, despite making all of her starts at third base, she committed just 15 errors in 358 total chances (.958 fielding percentage). HilQuist also won back-to-back Amateur Softball Association (ASA) national championships in 2007 and 2008 and is a two time ASA All-American.
Bachelor of Science Kinesiology; CSU Sacramento ‘06
Master in Sports Psychology: Capella University ‘13
Amy is a native of Eldorado Hills, Ca and currently lives in Chico with her spouse and daughter, Carsen.