Wilmington University Names Tiffany Silver Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Monday, June 25, 2012 - New Castle, DE
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Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Athletic Communications Department
A thorough search has come to an end as Wilmington University Athletic Director Linda Van Drie-Andrzjewski is pleased to announced the newest addition to the Wildcat’s athletic department in Tiffany Silver, who will step in as the new women’s basketball head coach.
Silver joins Wilmington University from an extensive stay in Maryland, having coached at three universities and high schools throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Most recently, Silver spent last season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Johns Hopkins University, helping the Blue Jays to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and a 24-5 record. She served as the offensive coordinator, working with both the guards and the development of the post players. The Blue Jays won the Centennial Conference and went 2-0 against Top-25 competition last year.
Prior to Johns Hopkins, Silver served as the head coach at Western High School in Baltimore for six seasons. She helped lead the Doves to 20 or more wins in all six of her seasons, compiling a 126-30 overall record. During that time, the Doves went 60-0 against Baltimore City competition, including three-straight undefeated seasons. Silver led them to five Baltimore City championships, five regional championships and three state title-game appearances.
In 2009, Silver was selected as the head coach for the premiere game of the McDonald’s Roundball Classic All-Star Game which featured the top talent from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Not to be over-shadowed from her team’s dominance on the court, Silver boasted a 100 percent graduation rate and 100 percent college acceptance rate to four-year colleges and universities during her time at Western.
Before taking the head coach position at Western High School, Silver spent three seasons at the helm of the Towson Catholic High School team. In addition to coaching, she also oversaw the entire athletic department, serving as the school’s athletic director. During her first season at Towson Catholic, Silver adopted a record of 1-18 and went 11-14 before getting it above .500 and 18-6 overall in her third year.
“Excited is an understatement,” an elated Silver said. “I felt very comfortable on campus and it felt like a very family friendly environment. Wilmington is a great place for women’s basketball and I’m excited to start to get the program where I think it should be. There are a lot of good things going on at Wilmington University and I want the women’s basketball program to join those ranks.”
Silver graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2002 with a degree in sociology after playing three seasons of basketball for the Retrievers.
“We are very excited to have Tiffany join our team,” Andrzjewski said. “I think her energy and expertise bring a fresh start to the women’s basketball program. We can’t wait for Tiffany to bring her approach to Wilmington and we are excited to watch her take off.”