Sports Information Specialist
Office: Kinesiology 102B
View Mr. Sylva's KVCR Interview HERE
View Mr. Sylva's LinkedIn Profile HERE
Read Mr. Sylva's The Chaparral article HERE
Read Mr. Sylva's Record Gazette interview HERE
Read Mr. Sylva's 2015 Beaumont Now article HERE
Read Mr. Sylva's 2014 Beaumont Now article HERE
Brian Sylva, hired in October 2016 to lead the College of the Desert sports information department after nine years in charge at San Bernardino Valley College. Mr. Sylva is the main contact for women’s volleyball, football, women's and men’s golf, women’s and men’s soccer, women’s and men’s cross country, women’s and men’s basketball, baseball, women’s and men’s tennis, beach volleyball and softball.
He has honed his craft within the field of Sports Information, using marketing strategies and social media campaigns learned while chief strategist to many local and statewide political races and nearly a decade as a reporter for the Riverside Press-Enterprise covering High School and Community College sports.
Mr. Sylva formally sat on the Executive Board of the Foothill Athletic Conference as the Conference Director of Sports Information which until July 2016, represented seven member schools. Of the 112 Community College's in the state of California, 104 have an athletics program, Mr. Sylva is one of 27 full time SID's in the entire state at the Community College level.
Mr. Sylva was elected President Elect for the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) in June of 2014 and was seated as President of the CCCSIA in August of 2017. He has served as the judge of the State Student Athlete of the Month award on multiple occasions since 2007. Mr. Sylva served as the head announcer for the 2010 CCCAA Women’s Volleyball State Championship and was the on-site Sports Information Assistant for the 2009 CCCAA Men’s Golf State Championship. In addition, Mr. Sylva was also the head media liaison for SBVC at the 2010 Men’s Basketball CCCAA State Championship.
Mr. Sylva, a longtime resident of the Inland Empire, has established long standing civic ties to the community. He sees voluntary public service as a great way to give back to his community and in Novmeber 2016 was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Beaumont Unified School District, is also the President of the Board of Directors for the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Board of Directors for the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Healthcare District from May 2014 to December 2017.