Steve Silvey, Attorney at Law
Steve Silvey brings extensive legal and business experience in representing individuals, professionals, and businesses of various sizes from start-ups to larger enterprises. A former member of TEC/Vistage training for creating business peer advisory boards. Steve was also previously chairman of a non-profit senior center.
Prior to his time at Blinn College, he served as Men’s & Women’s Assistant Track & Field Coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M University. Among his notable recruits were 200-meter Olympic Olympian Floyd Heard; 1993 World Championships 100 meter silver medalist Andre Cason and 1996 Olympic shot put champion Randy Barnes.
Early Life and Education
Silvey was found guilty on two charges of predatory sexual assault and one of aggravated sexual assault of a girl under 14; these offenses carry a combined total sentence of 57 years. He is currently serving his time in an Illinois prison before moving to Texas to complete it upon hearing Henderson’s verdict next week.
Silvey’s tenure at Blinn was marked by 15 national champion squads and numerous All-Americans, and his success led to Zambia receiving its inaugural Olympic medal through Samuel Matete’s silver medal performance in the 400 hurdles event at both 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Cassie (Silvey) House graduated from Walsh High School and Ohio Penn State University with two bachelor of science majors – HPER Athletic Training and Biology. She participated in several organizations at OPSU including its Women’s Basketball team, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and Student Senate.
Silvey maintains an expansive practice that includes representing individuals, businesses, property owners, insurance carriers and professionals on various business, risk management and contract matters. He previously served as law clerk and assistant hearing officer with the Illinois Department of Financial Institutions.
Silvey began his coaching career at Blinn College, winning 15 national championships over seven years with his teams there. These Brenham, Texas-based institutions produced 164 All-Americans and 27 national relay champions as a result.
Silvey then moved on to Oregon University from 2001-2003 and quickly made an impactful mark as the men’s team won its inaugural PAC 10 championship in twelve years–allowing Silvey to attract talented recruits.
Achievement and Honors
Coach Silvey has successfully led 28 collegiate National Championship teams at Blinn College, University of Arkansas and University of Oregon – as well as coaching several Olympic athletes including 17 World Championship Medalists – and numerous two-sport track/football athletes at college level.
He served as sprints/hurdles/relays mentor at the University of Arkansas from 1994 until the 2000 outdoor season, helping his teams capture 13 NCAA indoor and outdoor team titles as well as 17 Southeastern Conference team championships. From 2004-07 he also assisted as recruiting coordinator.
He has written 19 books on All Sports Speed Training and Track & Field Speed Training. Additionally, he presents on this topic. Recently he was honored by the University of Missouri with their William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award.
Silvey enjoys hunting waterfowl, turkey and deer in his area for leisure and to help friends and family with ranching and farming operations in Baca County. Additionally, he is the proud father of Jada, Kara and Bart, whom he raised with Sandra before their deaths while continuing to manage the farm they shared together.
He is an experienced coach of both collegiate and international track and field competition, having led 28 national championship squads, 17 Olympic medalists and 43 World Championship performers under his tutelage. In 2005 he was honored with being inducted into the National Junior College Hall of Fame; additionally he has held multiple Vistage Group Chair positions to train peer advisory groups; furthermore he belongs to both Chamber of Commerce and Elks memberships.
Silvey has held various leadership roles within the utility industry throughout his career; most recently he is serving as risk management chair at City Utilities of Springfield where he oversees their property insurance policy program.
Silvey managed to build consensus among most stakeholders after initially facing resistance regarding her Listener Research Section, by creating a research methodology which included less focus on raw audience figures and more on exploring listeners’ opinions, relative preferences, and listening habits.
Prior to his arrival at Arkansas, Silvey served as Sprints/Hurdles/Relays mentor at Blinn College from 1984-1987 and helped position them as NCAA national contenders by recruiting three classes that helped finish among the top six NCAA men’s squads twice. Additionally, he has worked with high school athletes from Florida, Iowa, and Texas (Houston) over time.