Josh Sylvester is entering his sixth season as UMass Dartmouth’s offensive coordinator and eighth season on staff. Prior to taking the reigns of the offense, Sylvester coached several positional groupings such as offensive linemen, running backs, and safeties.
In 2016, the Corsair offense averaged 30.1 points per contest and accumulated over 4,600 total yards of offense on the season. Senior quarterback Cory Burnham finished his collegiate career, converting 67% of his red-zone opportunities into touchdowns.
Sylvester mentored offensive lineman Pat Sullivan to one of the most decorated careers for a Corsair football player. Following Sullivan’s senior season in 2016, the team captain garnered numerous accolades, including 2016 MASCAC Offensive Player of the Year, New England Football Writers Association (NEWFA) Division II/III All-New England Team, and the 2017 Jack Daly Award for Academics, Citizenship, and Football.
The Wareham, Mass. product graduated from Babson in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Sylvester played one varsity season with the Beavers men’s basketball program. 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.