Now in his sixth season on the UMass Dartmouth sideline, Josh Sylvester is beginning his third year as the offensive coordinator. In two seasons, Sylvester has transformed the Corsairs offensive from a predominately run-based formation to featuring various spread sets.
Prior to taking the reins of the offense, Sylvester coached the offensive linemen, running backs, and safeties. In 2014, he will return to his role as the offensive lineman coach.
Last season, UMass Dartmouth averaged 332.7 yards per game, including 183.6 on the ground. The Corsairs showcased their explosive offense against Plymouth State, registering 566 yards of total offense and five touchdowns. UMass Dartmouth rushed for 436 yards and threw for 130 vs. the Panthers. The Corsairs produced their most productive game threw the air against Worcester State, throwing for a season-high 298 yards and two TDs.
A three-sport athlete at Wareham High School, Sylvester played fullback for the Vikings. Wareham averaged 7.5 wins during its final two seasons with Sylvester in the backfield.
He also coached at the scholastic level, directing the Vikings’ tennis program.
Sylvester graduated from Babson College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. During his undergraduate career, he played one season with the Beavers men’s basketball team.