St. Clair heads to Lubbock after three years with the Bears, including an NCAA DII2 Regional appearance in 2022. The squad posted a 32-12 record with a pair of wins in the St. Paul Regional and earned five all-conference selections. She was also a member of the WashU staff that was named UAA Coaching Staff of the Year this past season.
“Roya is one of the brightest minds in the game,” Snider said. “She is a tireless worker and has years of professional and collegiate coaching experience. We are fortunate to have her on our staff!”
Prior to her time with the Bears, the Livonia, Mich., native helped lead Miami (OH) to the 2019 MAC Regular Season Championship. That same year, the RedHawks tied for the most league wins in a single season (16) and posted a 35-16 overall record.
She also spent two years as an assistant coach at Rutgers (2017-18) and a season at Illinois-Chicago, where she helped lead the Flames to a 2016 Horizon League Regular Season Championship. St. Clair’s coaching career began at Memphis as a volunteer assistant before being promoted to a full-time assistant role.
St. Clair spent her playing days at Michigan (2007-10), where she led the Wolverines to a trio of Big Ten titles and a 2009 Women’s College World Series appearance. The Big Ten standout earned All-Big Ten honors in both 2009 and 2010.
During her storied career, St. Clair appeared in 224 games, recording a .251 batting average with 18 home runs and 111 RBIs. Behind the plate, the catcher caught a pair of perfect games and three no-hitters during her senior season.
St. Clair went on to play with the Akron Racers in the National Pro Fastpitch League and Unione Fermana in the A1 Italian League.
St. Clair joins Paige CassadyPeter Suarez and Morgan Klaevemann as members of Snider’s inaugural staff.