Jake Silverman added to UCLA Coaching Staff

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

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September 1st, 2010

Copyright Don Liebig/ASUCLA LOS ANGELES – Jake Silverman has been named assistant baseball coach at UCLA, as announced by seventh-year head coach John Savage. Silverman arrives at UCLA after having spent the last two seasons as an undergraduate assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton.

Silverman will work with the team’s catchers as UCLA’s volunteer assistant coach, in addition to coaching the hitters with assistant coach Rick Vanderhook and serving as the Bruins’ first base coach. A former catcher at Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College, he will be counted upon to assist head coach John Savage with the team’s pitchers and catchers in the bullpen.

"Jake is going to be a very good coach in our program," Savage said. "He has grown up around college baseball and will bring a lot of passion, knowledge and character to our program."

In two seasons as an undergraduate assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton, Silverman helped the Titans advance to the College World Series in 2009 and to the NCAA Super Regional at UCLA in 2010. Additionally, he served as an assistant coach this summer for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Collegiate Summer League.

Silverman spent the 2008 season as a catcher at Cal State Fullerton and saw action in one game. Prior to that, he played two seasons (2006-07) at Fullerton College. As a freshman in 2006, he batted .350 in 16 games before seeing action in 14 games (two starts) as a sophomore in 2007. Silverman earned the Art Nunn Award in 2007 for exemplary acts on and off the field.

Silverman, 24, prepped at Foothill High School in Tustin, Calif. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton in 2010.