Austin Prep Names Tyler Silva Head Boys Soccer Coach

Reading, MA — Austin Prep has appointed Tyler Silva as the school’s new Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. Silva takes the helm of the program with a wide range of experiences, both playing and coaching at the high school and college ranks, as well as a player at the international level.

Tyler Silva, center, pictured with Austin Prep Director of Athletics Patrick Driscoll, left, and Head of School Dr. James Hickey, right, was announced as Austin Prep’s new Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach.

“Coach Tyler Silva not only possesses the experience and gifts that make for an outstanding coach, but he shares in the mission-aligned values we cherish at Austin Prep,” Director of Athletics Pat Driscoll said. “Coach Silva brings passion and a commitment to developing the student-athlete, and I can’t wait for him be able to get to work with our players.”

Silva’s playing experience is extensive. He was a high school standout at Dracut High School, where he was named team Most Valuable Player and captured the Merrimack Valley League Championship. Silva continued his playing career at Dean College, where he served as Captain of the Men’s Soccer program. During his time at Dean College, the team reached the USCAA National Semi-Finals. After finishing his Associate of Arts degree, Silva continued his education and playing career at Franklin Pierce University, appearing in the NCAA Final 8 and finishing the season ranked #2 nationally in NCAA Men’s Division II Soccer. Additionally, he played overseas professionally for the Sporting Clube de Guadalupe in Portugal.

In addition to Coach Silva’s playing experience, he brings a wide range of coaching experience to Austin Prep. Most recently, Silva coached at the collegiate level at Franklin Pierce University. As the assistant coach, he was responsible for assisting in planning training sessions, recruiting new student-athletes, and overall preparation of the program. This past fall Franklin Pierce finished with a 20-1-1 record and appeared in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. He coached briefly for Dracut High School and has been involved in numerous soccer club programs. He currently serves as the regional manager (MA, NH, RI) and Lead Instructor for the Resendes Soccer Academy.

Coach Silva is enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead the Austin Prep Boys Soccer Program. “I would like to thank Director of Athletics Patrick Driscoll and Head of School James Hickey for entrusting me with the position of head boys soccer coach here at Austin Prep,” Silva said.”I am extremely excited to lead this program in their transition to the NEPSAC and guide the program towards continued success”.

In January, Austin Prep announced a transition of all the school’s athletic programs to the New is an independent, Augustinian Catholic school serving young men and women in grades 6-12, located in Reading, Massachusetts.

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