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HAROLD G. OLSEN (May 12, 1895 – October 29, 1953) was a college men\'s basketball coach. The Rice Lake, Wisconsin native was the head coach of the Ohio State University
Ohio State University
from 1922 to 1946. That year, he became the first head coach of the BAA 's Chicago Stags
Chicago Stags
, where he coached almost three seasons before being replaced by Philip Brownstein . Olsen also coached at Northwestern University (1950–1952).

While playing at University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison
(1914–17), Olsen was named two-time All-Big Ten. After graduating from Wisconsin, he began his coaching career at Bradley University
Bradley University
and Ripon College . In 1922 Olsen followed George Trautman as head coach of the Ohio State University. In 24 years he guided the Buckeyes to a 259–197 record, as well as five Big Ten championships (1925, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1946). In 1939, Olsen spearheaded efforts to create the NCAA postseason national playoffs, now known as the NCAA Tournament . Olsen also helped initiate the 10-second rule . In 1959 he was inducted to the Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame as a contributor.

CONTENTS

* 1 Head coaching record

* 1.1 College basketball
College basketball
* 1.2 Professional basketball

* 2 See also * 3 External links

HEAD COACHING RECORD

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

SEASON TEAM OVERALL CONFERENCE STANDING POSTSEASON

BRADLEY BRAVES (NCAA Independent) (1918–1919)

1918–19 Bradley 6-9

BRADLEY: 6–9 (.400)

RIPON RED HAWKS (NCAA Independent) (1919–1922)

1919–20 Ripon 11-2

1920–21 Ripon 9-3

1921–22 Ripon 7-5

RIPON: 27–10 (.730)

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES ( Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
) (1922–1946)

1922–23 Ohio State 4-11 1-11 T-9th

1923–24 Ohio State 12–5 7–5 4th

1924–25 Ohio State 14-2 11-1 1st

1925–26 Ohio State 10-7 6-6 5th

1926–27 Ohio State 11-6 6-6 7th

1927–28 Ohio State 5-12 3-9 T-7th

1928–29 Ohio State 9-8 6-6 T–5th

1929–30 Ohio State 9-15 1-9 9th

1930–31 Ohio State 4-13 3-9 9th

1931–32 Ohio State 9-9 5-7 6th

1932–33 Ohio State 17–3 10–2 T–1st

1933–34 Ohio State 8–12 4–8 T–8th

1934–35 Ohio State 12-7 8-4 T–4th

1935–36 Ohio State 12–8 5-7 T–6th

1936–37 Ohio State 13-7 7-5 5th

1937–38 Ohio State 12-8 7-5 T–3rd

1938–39 Ohio State 16-7 10–2 1st NCAA Runner-up

1939–40 Ohio State 13-7 8–4 3rd

1940–41 Ohio State 10-10 7-5 T-3rd

1941–42 Ohio State 6-14 4-11 9th

1942–43 Ohio State 8-9 5-7 T-6th

1943–44 Ohio State 14-7 10–2 1st NCAA Final Four

1944–45 Ohio State 15-5 10–2 2nd NCAA Final Four

1945–46 Ohio State 16-5 10–2 1st NCAA Final Four

OHIO STATE: 259–197 (.568) 154–135 (.533)

NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS ( Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
) (1950–1952)

1950–51 Northwestern 12-10 7-7 T–4th

1951–52 Northwestern 7-15 4-10 T-8th

NORTHWESTERN: 19–25 (.432) 11–17(.393)

TOTAL: 311–241(.563)

National champion Postseason invitational champion Conference regular season champion Conference regular season and conference tournament champion Division regular season champion Division regular season and conference tournament champion Conference tournament champion

PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

LEGEND

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %

TEAM YEAR G W L W–L% FINISH PG PW PL PW–L% RESULT

CHS 1946–47 61 39 22 .639 1st in Western 11 5 6 .455 Lost in BAA Finals

CHS 1947–48 48 28 20 .583 3rd in Western 5 2 3 .400 Lost in BAA Semifinals

CHS 1948–49 49 28 21 .571 3rd in Western 2 0 2 .000 Lost in BAA Div. Semifinals

CAREER

158 95 63 .601

18 7 11 .389

SEE ALSO

* NCAA Men\'s Division I Final Four appearances by coaches

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Olsen\'s Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame page

HAROLD OLSEN—COACHING TENURES, AWARDS AND HONORS

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