Steve Olson begins his first season with the Huskies in 2011 and will serve as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator.
The 21-year collegiate coaching veteran spent the last 12 years at Minnesota-Crookston, where he served in various capacities working with the defense. He was the defensive coordinator a year ago and also worked with the defensive line and defensive backs. During the first 10 years of his tenure at UM-Crookston, Olson served the Golden Eagles' head baseball coach.
Olson spent seven years as assistant football and head baseball coach at Jamestown College (N.D.) from 1992-99. He was part of a No. 1-ranked football squad that advanced to the 1998 NAIA National Playoffs. His 1994 baseball team set a school record for wins.
The Ada, Minn., native earned his bachelor's degree from Northern State (S.D.) in biology and physical education in 1991. He stayed on to serve as assistant football and assistant baseball coach until 1992.
Olson was a standout baseball player at Valley City State (N.D.) from 1984-88, earning NAIA All-America Honorable Mention in 1988. He was inducted into the VCSU Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.