Staff
Head Coach
Manny Rivera

Manny Rivera was named head wrestling coach at CSU Bakersfield in July of 2016 following five years as an assistant at Big-12-member North Dakota State. He becomes just the fourth head coach in program history.

In 2015, he helped coach senior 174-pounder Kurtis Julson to an eighth-place finish and 184-pound junior Hayden Zillmer to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. As a team, the Bison won the NCAA West Regional/Western Wrestling Conference championship with 70.5 points with five individual champions and one runner-up.

Rivera joined NDSU in 2011 after spending one year as an assistant coach at Virginia and two years as a graduate assistant at Minnesota. While at Virginia, he helped coach two All-America performers.

While a graduate assistant for the Gophers, he also served as the assistant director at the School of Champions, a wrestling training program for junior high and high school students. Additionally, he was a volunteer wrestling coach at Rosemead High School.

A native of El Monte, Calif., Rivera was a three-time NCAA qualifier at Minnesota and earned All-America honors as a senior after finishing seventh at 141 pounds at the NCAA Championships. He was also a starter on Minnesota’s 2007 national championship team. He finished his career with a record of 113-40 and 27 pins and was team captain as a senior.

Associate Head Coach
Jeff Silviera

Jeff Silveira is his first season as the associate head coach at CSU Bakersfield. He spent the pervious two seasons as an assistant coach on the Roadrunner coaching staff.

Silveira came to CSU Bakersfield from San Francisco State where he served as an assistant coach from 2009-14. During his stint with the Gators, Silveira coached one Division II national champion, seven Division II All-Americans, 20 Division II National Championship Tournament qualifiers, and helped San Franciso State finish in the top 10 of the 2013 Division II National Tournament.

From 2005-07, Silveira was an assistant wrestling coach at West Valley College before moving to Skyline College for the 2007-08 season. At the community college level, Silveira coached 27 individual state qualifiers, nine individual state placewinners, four individual CCCAA All-Americans, and one individual state champion.

Silveira coached at Saint Teresa High School from 1995-2003 and at The Kings Academy High School from 2004-05. At the prep level, Silveira coached 11 individual league champions, 16 individual section placewinners, 13 individual state qualifiers, four individual state placewinners, and two individual high school All-Americans.

Assistant Coach
Sean Boyle

Sean Boyle is in his first season as an assistant coach at CSU Bakersfield.

Boyle comes to CSU Bakersfield from Tennessee-Chattanooga where he served as a graduate assistant for the Mocs from 2015-16. Boyle, a NHSCA Senior National Champion for national powerhouse Blair Academy, began his collegiate wrestling career at the University of Michigan.

Boyle wrestled for Michigan from 2009-14 where he was a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier and a two-time Big 10 place winner. He was awarded Michigan’s Jeff Reese Most Improved Award (2011) and Michigan’s Steve Fraser Mental Toughness Award (2013) during his time in Ann Arbor.

After graduating and earning his undergraduate degree from Michigan in 2014. Boyle transferred to Chattanooga prior to the start of the 2014-15 season and was granted a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Boyle won the 2015 Southern Conference Championship at 125 pounds and was 2015 Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year. He qualified for his third NCAA Tournament and ended the season with a 32-7 record. Boyle’s combined collegiate wrestling record was 121-60. Boyle completed graduate school at UTC last Spring, earning a master’s in secondary education.