Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles announced the hiring of Jayden Olson to his basketball staff at Nebraska on Thursday. Olson has been with Miles the last two seasons at Colorado State, serving as the Rams' director of operations during the 2011-12 campaign.
In his role at Colorado State, Olson served as the primary day-to-day administrator for the Rams, coordinating budgeting, scheduling, team travel and overseeing academics. In 2011-12, he played a major role in the Rams winning 20 games for the first time since 1997-98 and reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine seasons.
He began his association with Colorado State as the program's video coordinator in 2010-11, where he handled tape exchanges, breaking down video, recording practices and games and coordinating the team's video library.
Olson spent three seasons as the top assistant coach at Augustana College, helping the Vikings to a 67-26 record during his time in Sioux Falls, S.D. The team qualified for three NCAA Division II regional tournaments while Olson was a part of the program. Olson also helped recruit back-to-back Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Freshman of the Year award winners in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to his arrival at Augustana, Olson spent two seasons (2005-07) as a graduate assistant coach at the University of North Dakota, where he earned his master's degree in kinesiology.
A 2003 graduate of Dickinson State, Olson received his bachelor's degrees in physical education and business education. At Dickinson State, Olson was captain of the basketball team and earned academic All-America honors. He was also a member of the Blue Hawks' golf team.
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