Coach Silva wrestled under Coach Brickley at Wheeler High school from 2009 - 2012, where he won over 100 matches and a region title during his senior year in 2012.

Gus currently live in Marietta, where he works as a Real Estate Agent and Logistics coordinator. Coach Silva has been married to his High School sweetheart, Francine Militao, since October 15th 2017. Coach Silva missed wrestling so much that he decided to start coaching to help the next generation achieve their wrestling goals.