Scott Silva has been selected as the new head coach of the girls basketball program at Englewood High School. Silva, an Englewood Middle School …
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Scott Silva has been selected as the new head coach of the girls
basketball program at Englewood High School.
Silva, an Englewood Middle School teacher, played the game in
high school and college plus he has coaching experience in summer
basketball camps. He was assistant coach with the Pirates’ boys
basketball team for three years.
The Pirates’ girls basketball program has been struggling for
the last few years. The problems including changing coaches in the
middle of the 2007-08 season plus the lack of eligible players,
forcing the team to cancel the second half of the schedule last
Silva said he is aware of the challenges and plans to take a
number of small steps in an effort to rebuild interest and
enthusiasm about girls basketball at Englewood High School.
“We plan a meeting to see how many girls intend to play
basketball for the Pirates next season,” the new coach said. “I
won’t know what level teams we will have next season until we
determine how many girls want to join us. I am encouraged for the
future because there are several eighth-grade girls who have told
me they want to play basketball for Englewood next season as
He noted that, like all coaches, he will bring a different
approach to practice and to the game than what the team saw in past
The coach also said he plans to hold open, voluntary gym
sessions during the summer in which the focus will be shoot-arounds
and conditioning. He said he also is looking into whether or not it
will be possible to attend one or two of the team basketball camps
during the summer.
Silva was born in Vermont and raised in the state of New York.
He played basketball all four years in high school. After
graduation, he accepted a scholarship to play basketball for four
years at the State University of New York-Potsdam.
He earned his bachelor’s degree, then worked at a number of jobs
before moving to Colorado in 1995. He said he made the move to play
golf and ski.
He got married and the couple had a son, so he made a career
He said he had always wanted to be a teacher because he loves to
work with kids.
So, he set out to do what it took to become an educator by
earning his master’s degree in secondary language arts from the
University of Phoenix. Then, five years ago, was hired to teach
middle school classes in Englewood.
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