On Friday afternoon, Louisiana Tech baseball head coach Lane Burroughs announced the addition of Mike Silva to the baseball coaching staff. Silva will serve as the team’s associate head coach, working mainly with the Bulldog pitching staff, after spending the past two seasons as the pitching coach at Little Rock.

Silva brings a wealth of experience to Ruston, after guiding the Little Rock pitching staff to the fifth-lowest ERA in the Sun Belt in 2018. The Trojans lowered their team ERA in each of Silva’s two seasons in Little Rock. This past season, Little Rock pitchers averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings under Silva’s tutelage – second best in the Sun Belt.