Earlier today, USC AD Lynn Swann announced that Justin Silverstein, 32, who was an assistant coach on the 2013 NCAA champion USC women’s golf team and spent the last two seasons as the associate head coach of the Trojan men’s squad under Chris Zambri, is the new head coach of the Women of Troy team.
With Silverstein as USC’s associate head coach, the USC men were an NCAA Regional champion and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2017 and then won the Pac-12 Tournament in 2018. During that time USC won seven tournaments, the Trojan men produced two All-American first teamers (Rico Hoey and Justin Suh) and four All-Pac-12 first-teamers, as well as the 2018 Pac-12 Player of the Year (Suh) and Freshman of the Year (Kaito Onishi).
“Justin is a talented and well-prepared coach who knows the USC program well and is ready to lead it,” said Swann. “We are confident that he will continue to keep us in the hunt for championships. He has proven himself as a top coach and recruiter on both the women’s and men’s side of the game, and he brings the learned knowledge of having worked with two highly-regarded coaches in (USC men’s coach) Chris Zambri and Andrea Gaston (now the new head coach at A&M). He understands the competitive collegiate landscape and he has the respect of our current and former players.”
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. Silverstein originally came to USC after coaching four seasons (2009-12) at his alma mater, Arizona, the last three as a women’s golf assistant.