Justin Silverstein, a former Pac-12 golfer with major collegiate coaching experience, is in his second year as a USC women's golf assistant coach. He was hired on July 5, 2012.
"Justin brings a positive energy and enthusiasm to our program," USC Head Coach Andrea Gaston said. "I am eager to have him get started. I know he will have a positive impact on our players. He is an extremely hard-working and relentless recruiter and I am confident that he will be integrally involved in bringing future Trojan greats to our program."
Silverstein came to USC after coaching four seasons at his alma mater Arizona, the last two as a women's golf assistant and the previous two as a volunteer assistant.
Silverstein enjoyed immediate success as a first-year assistant coach with USC in 2013. Troy won a school-record seven times, including six of its final seven events, which included USC's fifth conference title, its NCAA record ninth regional title and a dominating victory at the NCAA Championships. Freshman Annie Park, named the 2013 WGCA and Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Year as well as the Honda Sports Award winner for women's golf, won four times on the year to tie USC's season record and became just the second NCAA woman to win a conference, regional and NCAA titles in the same season. Freshman Kyung Kim and Park both earned WGCA All-American first team honors while junior Sophi Popov and sophomore Doris Chen earned second team status.
In 2012, the Wildcats won three events and reached the NCAA Regional Championships. In 2011, Silverstein helped guide an Arizona team that won two events, posted three top 8 finishes that included a tie for second at the Pac-10 Championships, and reached the NCAA Championships finals. Silverstein served as a volunteer assistant coach in 2009 and 2010.
Silverstein was a member of the Wildcats' men's golf team from 2006-09, but a wrist injury suffered as a freshman limited him to two career appearances. He finished with a 74.83 career average and a low round of 69.
He graduated in May of 2009 with a degree in regional development and a minor in business. He was employed by the I.R.I. Golf Group before joining the Wildcat staff.
An accomplished prep golfer, Silverstein helped Torrey Pines High in San Diego, Calif., to a pair of state titles and was a four-time all-conference selection. He also participated in the 2003 United States Amateur Championship in Oakmont, Pa.