Jon Silver is involved in all facets of the LSU women’s basketball program as director of basketball operations. Silver, who is in his third season with the Lady Tigers, coordinates scheduling, travel, manager operations while assisting head coach Nikki Caldwell.
Silver, 26, joined the LSU staff after serving as film coordinator and staff associate at UCLA.
During the 2010-11 season, Silver oversaw UCLA’s film exchange, post-game film breakdowns, live capturing of games, weekly highlight tapes and all other film related matters. As the staff associate, Silver assisted the coaching staff in their recruiting efforts and acted as a liaison between various offices within the athletic department. Silver also assisted director of basketball operations Pam Walker with the day-to-day management of the program.
Silver graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a degree in history and political science and Phi Beta Kappa honors. As an undergraduate, he spent three seasons as a practice player for UCLA, including one season as head manager and scout team captain.
Prior to returning to UCLA, Silver spent the summer in Casco, Maine, as the director of basketball at Camp Cedar where he coached the 15-year-old boys’ team to a 7-1 record and the Camp Cedar Invitational Tournament championship. He coordinated with different camps in the New England area to organize inter-camp tournaments and special events.
Silver has also served as the feature literary department coordinator at The Gersh Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. At Gersh, Silver was responsible for maintaining the agency’s extensive list of potential projects for its writer and director clients and he was in charge of assigning and distributing potential client material.
Silver’s older brother, Matthew, is a law student at Rutgers University. His parents, Ken and Judy, reside in Warrington, Pa., and are respectively a professional musician and a guidance counselor.
The Jon Silver File
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Hometown: Dresher, Pa.
Education: UCLA, 2009 (History and Political Science)