WBB visits UC Davis Friday
Paris Johnson added to WBB staff
WBB participates in WBCA Day of Service
#AztecWBB names Jon Silver director of operations
In his role, Silver is involved with all facets of the program. In his 10th season working with Division I women's basketball, he coordinates practice and game schedules, non-conference scheduling, team travel, equipment, community service, fundraising and oversees student managers and male practice team members. Silver also serves as the program liason within the athletic department.
Silver arrived on Montezuma Mesa after spending the 2015-16 campaign as an assistant coach at the University of Vermont. A Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 honoree, the Catamounts nearly doubled its win total from a year prior during his tenure. The team also improved their its defense in 2015-16, yielding five fewer points per game than the previous year, while increasing its rebounding margin by five boards per contest.
Prior to his stint at Vermont, Silver served a four-year stint as LSU's director of operations. During his tenure on the Baton Rouge campus, he drove the program's fundraising and booster program rebrand, creating activities such as the Lady Tiger Elite Bowling Classic, Lady Tiger Elite Golf Classic and the Lady Tiger Elite 5K Banana Relay. While Silver was on staff, LSU made four consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament, including consecutive Sweet 16 appearances in 2013 and 2014.
Silver joined the Lady Tigers after serving dual roles at UCLA as video coordinator and staff associate during the 2010-11 campaign. With Fargas and Terry on the same Bruin coaching staff, Silver oversaw all video-related operations, including film exchange, pregame and postgame film breakdowns, capturing live games and creating weekly highlight tapes. As a staff associate, Silver organized the coaches’ recruiting efforts and worked closely with several other offices within the athletic department while assisting with the day-to-day management of the program.
Silver graduated from UCLA in 2009 and spent three seasons as a practice player with the Bruin women’s hoops squad, including one season as head manager and scout team captain. Silver received his master’s degree in liberal arts from LSU in May 2017. He has also given multiple lectures, including two at LSU on non-conference scheduling and Marshall, detailing the inner workings of a Division I basketball program.
The Jon Silver File
UCLA, 2009 (B.A., History/Political Science)
LSU, 2017 (M.A., Liberal Arts)
Previous Collegiate Experience
2010-11 UCLA, Video Coordinator/Staff Associate
2011-15 LSU, Director of Basketball Operations
2015-16 Vermont, Assistant Coach