Kristen Silva enters her third season with Lamar Community College softball program as the head softball coach with an overall record of 56–56. In her second season as head coach (2016-2017), Silva led the Runnin’ Lopes to a second-place finish in Region IX and was nominated region Coach of the Year.
Prior to her time at LCC, Coach Silva served as the Assistant Softball Coach at the University of Puget Sound for three years. During this time, Silva was also the Head Coach of the 18U Royals, an ASA Club team located in Tacoma, Washington. From 2010 to 2012, Silva worked as the assistant softball coach at 5A Fruita Monument High School in Fruita, Colorado, where their record was 59-11. The team qualified for the CHSAA State Tournament every year, including appearances in the Elite Eight in 2012, Semi-Finals in 2011, and Quarter-Finals in 2010.
Originally from Hawaii, Silva played third base for Maui High School and helped her school to the conference title her freshmen year. Silva organized the Maui Mavericks Softball camps in 2010 and 2011 and was the head coach at St. Anthony Junior & Senior High School in Maui, Hawaii, for one year.
She attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she lettered all four years, starting in centerfield and leftfield. Mesa State won the NCAA II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference during her sophomore season and advanced to Super-Regionals her senior year.
At Mesa State College she earned two bachelor degrees in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Science and Adapted Physical Education. Coach Silva is also completing her Masters in Strength & Conditioning from Southern Utah University.