Erik Olson

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Coaching Biography


Erik Olson currently serves as Head Basketball Coach of FSu Basketball Club, Selfoss, Iceland. FSu competes in Division 1 of the Icelandic basketball league. Olson also directs the U20 Club and serves as director of the FSu Basketball Academy, a professional developmental training program for boys and girls ages 15-20.

The 26 year old American came to FSu following two successful seasons first as a player and secondly evolving into a player-coach at Wagga Wagga, Australia.  As a player,  Olson averaged 26 points per game for the Wagga Heat of the Australian Waratah League.  As Head Coach he guided the Heat to over an 85% winning percentage the 2011-2012 season. Following the campaign Olson was recognized for his stellar floor and bench performance by being named both Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year.

Olson spent the 2010 season playing for highly regarded United Kingdom coach John Bunyan and the Falkirk Fury of the Scottish National League. He helped the Fury earn their first Scottish Cup title and in the process was named MVP of the Cup game after scoring his season high of 34 points. A brief stopover in Germany Pro B lead to an offer to move to Australia to both coach and play.

Between Australian seasons Olson coached two winters as the varsity Head Coach of the Community School, Sun Valley, Idaho.  He tripled the win count from season one thru the second season while guiding the Cuttthroats to the Idaho State postseason each year and the first postseason win in over  eight seasons .

As a collegian, Olson shined at Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. Under veteran mentor Larry Doty He helped the Wildcats to two successful seasons and in the process set a school record for made three point baskets with 64 during the 2009-2010 season. Olson was named MVP and All-Northwest Conference following the completion of his senior season.

Olson is a fixture on the international summer camp circuit. Over the past few years he has helped direct the American Basketball Camp in Scotland, England, and Greece. He has also been a staff member at numerous camps based in the US, including Five Star and Dartmouth College.

Olson holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from Linfield. He is a 2004 graduate of Hanover (NH/USA) High School.

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