The approval for this selection was given after a monthlong search and interview process led by a community-based committee of Bobcat Alumni and administrative staff. Members of the community who volunteered to assist in the selection search included Daniel Naranjo, Bucky Haws, Beth Gonzales and Carroll Lohse.
Coach Silva joins the S-T team with 16 years of educational experience with time spent in Mathis, Beeville and Alice.
“The Bobcats and Lady Cats are excited to get to work with and for Coach Silva. And we know that our success will be determined by all of our willingness to work very hard and to work together, welcoming Coach Silva to lead our athletic endeavors,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brett Belmarez.
Silva earned his bachelor of science in kinesiology from Texas A&M University in Kingsville in 1997 and his master of science in education administration from the same institution in 2007.
Silva brings a vast wealth of football and athletic knowledge with him as he takes the helm of next year’s athletic program.
He was assistant athletic director at Alice for the last three years and was the defensive coordinator during their area champion and regional semifinalist run in the 2012 football playoffs. Silva also was an integral part of Beeville’s A.C. Jones Trojan football teams that made it to the regional semifinal game in 2007 and were area champions in 2008.
Silva, his wife and family reside in Beeville.