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Former head coach at Wilmington (DE) University said she scheduled CIAA teams because of her respect for the conference.

SALISBURY, N.C. ( A week after announcing the resignation of their head women's basketball coach, Livingstone College has picked Tiffany Silver as the ninth head coach in program history.

Silver was introduced by Athletics Director Andre Springs during a press conference Friday on campus. lc tiffany silverSilver

In her brief remarks, Silver thanked Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., Springs and Dr. State W. Alexander, III, executive assistant to the president and vice president for communications & public relations, for their support.

“I appreciate you for entrusting me with the responsibility of fostering this program of young women, as athletes and more important as young women,” Silver said. “A great foundation has been laid here by my predecessors, and my mission is to take their success to the next level.”

Silver replaces Anita Howard, who left after two seasons to become head coach at Columbus State University.

Silver comes to Livingstone after four seasons at Wilmington University, a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Her overall record at Wilmington was 32-76.  However, she took over a team that had only won three games prior to her arrival.  Last year, her Wildcats finished 14-14 overall, including a 9-10 conference mark.

Before assuming the head job at Wilmington, Silver worked as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Johns Hopkins University.

From 2005 to 2011, Silver was the head coach at Western High School in her native Baltimore, where she helped lead the Doves to 20 or more wins in all six of her seasons, compiling a 126-30 overall record. During that time, the ream went 60-0 against Baltimore City competition and enjoyed three-straight undefeated seasons. Silver led them to five Baltimore City championships, five regional championships and three state title games.

Silver is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she played basketball and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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