USC has named Justin Silverstein as its new women’s golf coach. Silverstein spent the past two seasons as a USC men’s assistant and was a women’s assistant in 2013 when the Trojans won the NCAA title.
He might do a great job. But it also continues the pattern of a lack of ambition when it comes to hiring coaches in the non-revenue producing sports. USC simply promotes or goes to smaller schools now for coaches. Oh well.
It’s also not a great look to have a male coach replace a female coach, though I suspect mentioning this will not be a popular opinion for the Internet crowd.