Plymouth High School Athletics is proud to announce the hiring of Varsity Boys Hockey Head Coach Darrin Silvester. Coach Silvester has been coaching hockey for more than 25 years. He has coached every age level from the youngest players learning to play all the way through college club hockey. Here at the Park, he has spent time as an assistant with, then, Plymouth-Salem during the first five years of the program and another three as an assistant with Plymouth High School. Later he created and ran a successful Plymouth Prep Hockey Program that moved more than 60 players from the Prep program to the Varsity team during those years. Having coached, at some point, every player returning to Plymouth Varsity next fall, Coach Silvester looks forward to keeping continuity in the successful program and nine year run of Coach Gerry Vento.
Professionally, Mr. Silvester is entering his 25th year as a Salem social studies teacher where he teaches Civics, Michigan History and American Culture & Baseball. Mr. Silvester has enjoyed all what hockey has provided him during his life, from his playing days as a child, through his Junior experience at Compuware and final playing days at Eastern Michigan University. But he speaks with the most pride for high school hockey when discussing the way high school hockey has evolved over the past 30 years. Coach Silvester continues to coach after all these years because he cherishes seeing the immense joy and pride that high school players have for playing for their school, playing in front of their friends in packed stands against other Park opponents and enjoying this incredible student-athlete experience.