2021-22 Women's Basketball
Simon Harris
Head Coach
Adria Crawford
Assistant Coach
Joe Silvestri
Assistant Coach
Jackie Alexander
Assistant Coach
Christiana Jefferson
Director of Basketball Operations
Alyssa Sweeney
Graduate Assistant
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Joe Silvestri

Joe Silvestri

Assistant Coach

Joe Silvestri enters his first season as an assistant at ETSU under Coach Harris.

While at North Florida, Silvestri helped contribute to two of three-consecutive winning seasons for the Ospreys in his only two years on staff. North Florida combined for a 30-26 record in Silvestri’s two seasons, building on the Ospreys’ first winning season in 2018-19 since the 2003-04 campaign.

During his time on the Osprey sidelines, Silvestri coached Defensive Player of the Year and two-time ASUN All-Conference selection Jazz Bond along with Marissa Mackins, who also earned an ASUN first-team All-Conference selection.

Under his guidance, the Ospreys increased their scoring output by nine points per game while also setting the single-season record in three-pointers made in back-to-back seasons. UNF also ranked in the top 25 in four offensive categories: three-pointers attempted (22nd), three-pointers made (10th), three-pointers per game (9th), and three-point percentage (18th).

The Ospreys finished the 2020-21 season as the No. 3 seed in the ASUN tournament, making the semifinals for the fourth straight season.

Silvestri was part of a staff at FIU that improved its win total in each season under his tutelage. The 2017-18 squad won the most games (8) and league contests (5) by any FIU women’s basketball team since 2013-14. 

At the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, Silvestri was named to the Inaugural 30 Under 30 list, by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). This list honors up-and-coming coaches under the age of 30 at all levels of women's basketball. He was honored among just six men and 12 total Division I coaches for that award.

Prior to FIU, Silvestri spent four years at UCF, where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in sport and exercise science and a concentration in coaching. He spent two years in the role of director of program development before transitioning to an assistant coach role prior to the 2014-15 season.

Silvestri was hired in that role after serving as a student manager for his last two years prior to graduation. Silvestri performed a variety of tasks and roles at UCF, including assisting with practices, film, coordination of team travel, summer camps and on-campus recruiting events.

Silvestri is married to his wife Victoria and the couple have one son, Gavin.