Olson honored by Omaha World-Herald

By Jake Knabel on Jul. 1, 2018 in Women's Basketball

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SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time in four years, Drew Olson has been named the Midlands college women’s coach of the year by the Omaha World-Herald. The honor comes on the heels of another deep national tournament run in a school record tying 36 wins during the 2017-18 campaign. The memorable season resulted in numerous accolades for Olson, who was also tabbed the United States Marine Corps/WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year and the GPAC Coach of the Year.

At the conclusion of 12 seasons at the helm of Bulldog women’s basketball, Olson’s career record stands at 318-93. Olson’s teams have advanced to at least the national semifinals in four of the past seven seasons (and three of the last four) with national runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2018. During that same stretch, Concordia has won eight GPAC championships.

Olson accomplishments

  • Winningest coach in program history (318-93)
  • 2018 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year
  • Three-time GPAC coach of the year
  • Four-time WBCA regional coach of the year
  • 2015 and 2018 Omaha World Herald Midlands college women’s coach of the year; 2015 Lincoln Journal Star state college coach of the year
  • Four national semifinal berths, including two championship game appearances
  • Eight GPAC championships (four regular season, four postseason)
  • 10 national tournament qualifications