David Silvey

David Silvey

David Silvey is a renowned author best known for his book My Humble Commode (2021).

David is an acclaimed author and researcher, having published numerous books and articles on a wide range of subjects.

He is a former editor-in-chief of Horn Book Magazine and children’s book publisher with Houghton Mifflin. To this day, he works to promote reading for young people by speaking at literacy events across America.

Early Life and Education

David Silvey was born in 1914 in Indiana and passed away in 1985.

He was married to Amy Jean Silvey (born Wilterdink). Together they had five children: Thomas William “Tom” Silvey, David Wray Silvey, Amyjean Silvey, James Silvey and Curtis Wayne Silvey.

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Silvey served as assistant coach for the men’s track and field team at Blinn College in Houston, Texas from 1984-1987. During his tenure with them, his teams achieved national prominence twice.

Professional Career

David Silvey is a co-founder of Suburban Door Corporation, one of the nation’s largest garage door manufacturers. With over 50 years in the business, David is renowned for his integrity and commitment to customers and employees alike.

He is also an active member of his community, currently serving on two boards. A graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and possessing an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, he is well-connected in business and nonprofit circles alike.

David Silvey was no saint; even self-disciplined he experienced moments of madness. Last fall he sought help from a mental health professional when he said he wanted to shoot up Skiatook schools.

Achievement and Honors

David Silvey is a renowned track and field coach with decades of experience. He has coached 28 collegiate national championship teams, 17 Olympic medalists, 21 World Championship medalists and over 100 All-Americans. Additionally, David has authored over 25 books on topics ranging from speed training to football speed training.

Silvey’s success as a college coaching legend began at Blinn College, where he earned five times national coach of the year honors. While at that institution in Brenham, Texas, Silvey produced 164 All-Americans and 128 individual national champions.

From 2004 to 2007, he served as assistant coach at Texas Tech, helping the men’s team win its first Big 12 Outdoor Championship and finish second in 2007. While coaching, he cultivated several NCAA individual All-Americans and relay All-Americans along with nine new school records.

Personal Life

David Silvey’s family was a major part of his life. He had an unwavering loyalty to his wife and children, always finding time for them.

He dedicated his free time to volunteering at the hospital where he worked and became a great friend to those he encountered. A truly caring individual, he will be sorely missed by his many admirers and colleagues alike.

He was an enthusiastic reader and writer who created many books for children. A member of both the International Board on Books for Young People and Children’s Book Council, his works were well received by young readers around the world.

Net Worth

David Silvey has an estimated net worth of $150 million. He is a businessman and the owner of Raising Cane’s, a popular chicken finger restaurant chain. To make money, he worked multiple jobs before opening his own company as Vice Chairman at Starwood Capital Group. With extensive expertise in finance management, as well as being an accomplished investor, David has received many accolades throughout his career. Aside from running his businesses, David also takes care of his family – fathering four children while living in Washington State.

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