|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Former Cal State Fullerton All-America right-hander Ted Silva, 32, just completed his second season of coaching with the Titans as the volunteer assistant coach helping skipper George Horton with arguably the best pitching staff in the nation that propelled the Titans the College World Series.
In addition to his responsibilities with the Titans, Silva coaches baseball teams of 10-14 year old players, and runs camps and clinics in Southern California called Just Baseball. He spent the 2004 season as an assistant coach in charge of pitching at Villa Park High School.
Silva, a 21st round draft selection in 1995, spent five years in the Texas Rangers organization following his brilliant collegiate career. He spent one season pitching overseas in Taiwan and parts of another pitching in the independent Atlantic League.
Silva played three seasons for the Titans from 1993-95, helping Fullerton to its third National Championship during his junior year. Silva led the nation in victories in 1995, posting an 18-1 overall record with a 2.83 ERA and 142 strikeouts in 152 2/3 innings. The 18 wins are also a school single-season record.
In the College World Series, he pitched the Titans to a pair of wins - over Stanford in the tournament opener and USC in the championship game - and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team - one of four Titans to earn the honor.
He was named a first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, and the Greater Houston Sports Association.
In 1994, Silva represented the Titans on Team USA and was a second-team All-American according to Collegiate Baseball. He finished the year with a 4-4 record for the Titans with a 2.29 ERA and 13 saves - a total which ranks third on the school's single-season charts.
Silva was the 1995 Big West Pitcher of the Year and was a first-team all-conference selection during his sophomore and junior seasons. He finished his Titan career with a 26-7 overall record with a 2.92 ERA and 26 saves, which ranks third in Titan baseball history.
The right-hander prepped at Redondo Union High school in Redondo Beach, Calif. and graduated in 1992. Silva earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Concordia in 2005.
He is single and resides in the Orange County area.