Al Silva

Inducted in 2000
Started his playing days at the Dan Ponder Little League in 1955
Played for Jefferson High School 1958-1962 where he was named All District
Accepted baseball scholarship to play at St. Edwards University in 1963
Played at Texas Western in 1964
Played in the Industrial Fast Pitch Softball League from 1966-1973
Coached in Boys Baseball Youth Organization
Started his high school coaching career as Assistant at Bowie High School in 1969
Named as Varsity Head Coach for Jefferson High School in 1974 to 1980 and his teams won 72 games and lost only 42
Junior Varsity Head Coach at Burges High School 1981-1983
Assisted Mustangs in their 1983 trip to Texas State Final Four Championships
Named Bowie High School Head Baseball Coach in 1984 and elevated program by improving field conditions and renewing interest and participation in the sport
Through 1999, his Bears had won 192 games and lost 144