Justin Silverstein, a former Pac-12 golfer with major collegiate coaching experience, is in his third year on the USC women's golf staff and was promoted to associate head coach after the 2014 season.
Silverstein spent his first two years at USC as an assistant coach and bolstered an already strong program under head coach Andrea Gaston, helping the Trojans to a combined 16 wins in 2013 and 2014.
The 2014 Trojans won a school-record nine times, including a national-best 10th NCAA regional crown, and finished no lower than a tie for second in their other four events. USC fell just short of defending its 2013 NCAA title, finishing second by two strokes. Doris Chen and Kyung Kim earned 2014 WGCA All-American first team honors, Annie Park and freshman Karen Chung were tabbed as All-American second teamers and Sophia Popov was named an All-American honorable mention pick. Chen and Park were also two of the four 2014 Honda Sports Award finalists for golf.
Silverstein enjoyed immediate success as a first-year assistant coach with USC in 2013. Troy won a then-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. Park, as a freshman, was 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. Kim and Park both earned WGCA All-American first team honors while Popov and Chen earned second team status.
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.
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.