Tiffany Silver, who had successful stints as girls’ basketball coach at Towson Catholic High and Western, has been hired to lead women’s program at Division II Wilmington University.

“Excited is an understatement,” said Silver in a statement. “Wilmington is a great place for women’s basketball and I’m excited to start and get the program where I think it should be.”

Silver replaces Nate Ware, who spent two seasons at the Delaware school. Wilmington, a member of the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC) went 2-22 last season.

Last season, Silver was an assistant at Johns Hopkins University where she served as offensive coordinator. The Blue Jays (24-5) won the Centennial Conference championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

From 2005 to 2011, Silver was varsity coach at her alma-mater Western. She went 126-30 in six seasons with five Baltimore City championships, five consecutive region titles (2006-2010) and appearances in the state title game in 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Silver spent three seasons at now-defunct Towson Catholic, taking the Owls from 1-18 in the IAAM C Conference to a contender in the IAAM A in her final season in 2004-05.  She played three seasons at UMBC, graduating in 2002.

Silver played for legendary coach Breezy Bishop at Western. Bishop gave Silver her first coaching opportunity at Arnett J. Brown Middle in south Baltimore while Silver was at UMBC.

At Wilmington, Silver inherits a roster that graduated only one senior. Amanda Waters (Eastern Tech) and Candace DeShields (Dunbar) are slated to return next season.