August 9, 2012



Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Josh Silva as the assistant menís soccer coach. He will assist Head Coach John Mello with all phases of the RIC menís soccer program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.


ďIt is honor to join the talented coaches and staff at Rhode Island College,Ē Silva said. ďI am excited to return to my alma mater to work with the men's soccer team and Coach Mello to compete in an extremely competitive Little East Conference.Ē  




Silva was a four-year standout as a defender for the Anchormen from 2005-08. He was part of the 2008 Anchormen squad that captured the programís first and only Little East Conference Tournament Championship and went on to win a first round game in the NCAA Tournament. Silva was part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship team as a freshman in 2005.


He closed out his RIC career having played in 72 games, starting all of them. He totaled five goals and four assists for 14 points, while recording two game-winning markers. Silva served as a team captain from 2006-08.


As a senior in 2008, he was named Third Team All-New England and First Team All-Little East Conference. Silva played in 22 games, starting all of them. He logged one assist for one point. He was named the Little East Defender of the Week once.





As a junior in 2007, he played in 17 games, starting all of them. Silva recorded three goals and three assists for nine points. He netted the game-winning goals in RICís, 1-0, win vs. Utica on Sept. 2 and 5-2 decision vs. UMass Boston on Sept. 15. Silva led the club in assists and was second in goals and points.


As a sophomore in 2006, Silva played in 14 games, starting all of them. He registered two goals for four points.


As a freshman in 2005, he played in 19 games, starting all of them.


Silva earned All-State honors, was a three-time Eastern Athletic Conference (EAC) and a two time Eastern Massachusetts All-Star during his high school career at Dartmouth (MA) High School.




He earned his bachelorís degree in justice studies from Rhode Island College in 2009. In addition to his coaching duties, Silva works in the behavioral room at Dartmouth High School.


He is currently engaged to his fiancť, Kara.