Victor Silva currently serves as the Athletic Trainer for the St. Bonaventure Men’s Soccer and Swimming/Diving programs. He joined the St. Bonaventure Sports Medicine staff in August of 2017.
Before joining the Bonnies staff, Silva served as an athletic trainer for Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY) from 2016 to 2017. There, he was responsible for the sports medicine needs of the Volleyball and Track and Field programs. Prior to his time in Binghamton, Victor served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) from 2014 to 2016. During his time in Texas, he was responsible for the sports medicine needs of the volleyball and softball teams at St. Edwards University. In this capacity, Victor provided daily sports medicine care for student-athletes while acting as a supervisor for the undergraduate students enrolled in the St. Edwards athletic training licensure program. Before moving to Texas, Victor served as an Athletic Trainer and Research Associate with Springfield College from 2013-2014. He worked directly with the Holyoke Knights Football Team, where he worked to track injuries and collect research data for the Datalys/ USA Football Safety Study.
While working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Victor earned his Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Texas State University. His degree work focused on conducting multiple research projects, including a culminating project focused on improving student retention and persistence rates in entry-level athletic training education programs. He completed his graduate work in May of 2016.
Victor is originally from Dracut, MA. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from West Field State University in May of 2013. He became a certified Athletic Trainer upon graduating from Westfield. Victor is currently licensed in the State of New York and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA), and the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA). He is a certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) in Basic Life Support (BLS) and is certified in Graston M1 techniques.”