After a senior season in which she became only the second woman in the 35-year history of the Big West to lead the conference in both assists and steals in the same year, Dye Stahley stayed with the Cal Poly women’s basketball program, joining the Mustang coaching staff as a student assistant.
Stahley finished her playing career among the top 15 in school history for both assists (341; No. 6 all-time) and steals (159; 13th). She averaged 5.0 assists along with 2.3 steals per game in 2018-19, achieving the feat of leading the league in both categories simultaneously, joining Leilani Mitchell, who became the first to do so, while with former Big West member Idaho in 2004-05.
“Dye Stahley is no stranger to the Big West,” Cal Poly head coach Faith Mimnaugh said of the point guard from Mesa, Arizona. “Dye has used that engineering intellect to craft her decisions on the court and now we’re lucky to have her on the sideline as a student assistant coach as she completes her final year of her Materials Engineering degree.”
“I know that opponents will be glad to see her on the sideline versus the court, where she was known to be a constant irritant to any ballhandler,” Mimnaugh added. “She will continue to bring her knowledge of the game and hopefully infuse her tireless work ethic into our guard contingency.”
In addition to ranking No. 47 in the country in assists and 59th throughout the NCAA in steals, Stahley ranked No. 35 nationally in minutes per game as a senior, with 36.7.
The 2018-19 year saw her win her second consecutive Big West Best Hustle Award, as well as earn a selection to the conference’s All-Defensive Team.