FBU Quarterbacks Coach Rich Olson is an accomplished coaching veteran at both the college and professional levels.
Olson coached on Lou Holtz's staff at Arkansas for three seasons as the Razorbacks' secondary coach, and also coached on Ron Meyer's staff at Southern Methodist University. He then served as an assistant offensive line coach at USC in 1977 under the legendary John Robinson, helping develop future Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Anthony Munoz.
From 1984-1991, Olson coached under Jim Sweeney at Fresno State, where he tutored first-round draft choice Trent Dilfer, as well as Kevin Sweeney, who finished his college career as the nation's all-time leader in passing yardage (10,808).
During his three-year tenure (1992-94) as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of Miami, Olson helped direct a total of 10 players drafted into the NFL, five of which were wide receivers. He was an integral part of Gino Torretta's success when the quarterback won the Heisman Trophy in 1992.
When Miami head coach Dennis Erickson left Miami for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks for the 1995 season, he brought Olson with him. After four seasons in Seattle, Olson coached with the Washington Redskins (1999-2000), Arizona Cardinals (2001-2002), San Francisco 49ers (2004) and Minnesota Vikings (2005).
He reruned to Miami for one season in 2006 before joining Dennis Erickson's staff at Arizona State as offensive coordinator for three seasons (2007-2009).
Coach Olson has extensive experience as an offensive tutor, having coached quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and offensive linemen.
Notable players coached:
-Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson (SMU)
-Super Bowl winning QB Trent Dilfer (Fresno State)
-Heisman Trophy winning QB Gino Torretta (Miami)
-Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon (Seattle Seahawks)
-QB Duante Culpepper (Minnesota Vikings)
|FBU Quarterbacks Coach|
|Washington State (1968-71)|
|University of Arkansas
Southern Methodist University
Fresno State (1984-91)
University of Miami (1992-94)
Seattle Seahawks (1995-98)
Washington Redskins (1999-2000)
Arizona Cardinals (2001-02)
San Francisco 49ers (2004)
Minnesota Vikings (2005)
University of Miami (2006)
Arizona State (2007-09)
Notable Players Coached
♦RB Eric Dickerson (SMU)
|FBU Camp Schedule|
|Phoenix - March 15th-17th|