One of the most versatile members of the UMass Dartmouth coaching staff, Josh Sylvester will take over as the offensive line coach this season.
Sylvester, who coached the safeties last year, will move to the offensive side of the ball this season.
A three-sport student-athlete at Wareham High School, Sylvester was a fullback when WHS won 15 games in his final two seasons. He played basketball at Babson College for a year, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
He also coached tennis at Wareham High School serving as the head coach when the team was reinstated a few years ago. He learned of the opening on the UMD football staff from his cousin, Defensive Coordinator Steve Faniel.
"It's fun," said Sylvester. "We have a good coaching staff, and a great group of guys. Coach Robichaud and Coach McCarthy are very knowledgeable, and I'm happy to learn from them."
Sylvester, who served as a portfolio manager for Sun Life Financial Systems and covered a five-state territory while based in Nashville, TN, returned to New England last year when he joined the UMD coaching staff. In addition to his coaching duties, Sylvester covers the northeastern United States for Federated, a risk management firm based in Owatonna, MN.