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Coach Olson Profile

Larry Olson
Women's Basketball and Cross Country Coach

Larry Olson brings several years of coaching experience to the women’s basket ball program at Manhattan Christian College. Larry has been a college head coach for 13 years, with three different men’s programs. He started out his coaching career at Trinity College (FL), and he took over a program that hadn’t won a game in several seasons. In his first year he led them to ten wins, and then in his second season they won 24 games.

Following his stay at Trinity he moved on an NAIA program at Palm Beach Atlantic and served there for two years. He stepped out of coaching for a few years and was in the corporate world before getting back into coaching at Vennard College (IA). There Larry served as the Athletic Director, Dean of Students and Men’s Basketball Coach. His teams have won 184 games and have had multiple appearances in National Tournaments. 

Larry likes to build his program around the ABC’s – Academics, Basketball & Christian Character. Larry has his BA from Trinity College and his Master of Science from the United States Sports Academy.

Email: Coach Olson
Phone: 1-785-539-3571, ext. 337