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Harold G. Olsen (May 12, 1895 – October 29, 1953) was a college men's basketball coach. The Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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, 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
(1914–1917), 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
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 Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame as a contributor.

Contents

1 Head coaching record

1.1 College basketball 1.2 Professional basketball

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Head coaching record[edit] College basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Bradley Braves (Independent) (1918–1919)

1918–19 Bradley 6–9

Bradley: 6–9 (.400)

Ripon Crimson (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) (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) (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[edit]

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[edit]

List of NCAA Division I Men's Final Four appearances by coach

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Harold Olsen at the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame

Links to related articles

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Bradley Braves men's basketball
Bradley Braves men's basketball
head coaches

No coach (1902–1909) Fred Brown (1909–1918) Harold Olsen (1918–1919) Fred Brown (1919–1920) Bill Allen # (1920) Alfred J. Robertson (1920–1943) No team (1943–1945) Alfred J. Robertson (1945–1948) Forddy Anderson (1948–1954) Bob Vanatta
Bob Vanatta
(1954–1956) Chuck Orsborn (1956–1965) Joe Stowell (1965–1978) Dick Versace (1978–1986) Stan Albeck (1986–1991) Jim Molinari (1991–2002) Jim Les (2002–2011) Geno Ford (2011–2015) Brian Wardle (2015– )

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.

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Bradley Braves head baseball coaches

No coach (1898–1900) N. Gibson (1901) Pink Voris (1902) No coach (1903) D. Seisler (1904–1905) C. Hughes (1906) No coach (1907) L. Holsinger (1908) No coach (1909) Fred Brown (1910–1911) R. Schenck (1912) Les Lord (1913) Fred Brown (1914–1918) Harold Olsen (1919) Joe Bilke (1920) Alfred J. Robertson (1921–1942) No team (1943–1945) Alfred J. Robertson (1946–1948) Leo Schrall (1949–1972) Chuck Buescher (1973–1979) Dewey Kalmer (1980–2008) Elvis Dominguez (2009– )

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Ripon Red Hawks head football coaches

Thomas Y. McGovran (1893) James Baird (1894) William Harvey Merriam (1895) Frank Erickson (1896–1901) F. J. Frazier (1902–1905) Fred Luehring (1906–1909) Ewald O. Stiehm
Ewald O. Stiehm
(1910) A. C. Hoffman (1911) Wilbert Smith (1912) Kent Lambert (1913–1914) Harold Ofstie (1915–1916) No team (1917) Raymond McCrory (1918) Harold Olsen (1919–1921) Guy Sundt
Guy Sundt
(1922–1923) Carl Doehling (1924–1955) Jerry Thompson (1956–1957) John Storzer (1958–1973) Bill Connor (1974–1975) Bob Giesey (1976–1979) Wayne Phillips (1980) Larry Terry (1981–1986) Doug Bradley (1987–1988) Bob Nielson (1989–1990) Ron Ernst (1991– )

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Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
head coaches

Unknown (1898–1901) No team (1901–1902) D. C. Huddleson (1902–1904) Unknown (1904–1908) Tom Kibler (1908–1910) Unknown (1910–1911) Lynn St. John
Lynn St. John
(1911–1919) George Trautman
George Trautman
(1919–1922) Harold Olsen (1922–1946) Tippy Dye
Tippy Dye
(1946–1950) Floyd Stahl (1950–1958) Fred Taylor (1958–1976) Eldon Miller (1976–1986) Gary Williams
Gary Williams
(1986–1989) Randy Ayers (1989–1997) Jim O'Brien (1997–2004) Thad Matta
Thad Matta
(2004–2017) Chris Holtmann (2017– )

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Chicago Stags
Chicago Stags
head coaches

Harold Olsen (1946–1949) Philip Brownstein (1949–1950)

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Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
head coaches

Tom Holland (1904–1905) No team (1905–1906) Louis Gillesby (1906–1910) Stuart Templeton (1910–1911) Charles Hammett
Charles Hammett
(1911–1912) Dennis Grady (1912–1914) Fred J. Murphy
Fred J. Murphy
(1914–1917) Norman Elliott (1917–1918) Tom Robinson (1918–1919) Norman Elliott (1919–1920) Ray Elder (1920–1921) Dana Evans
Dana Evans
(1921–1922) Maury Kent
Maury Kent
(1922–1927) Dutch Lonborg (1927–1950) Harold Olsen (1950–1952) Waldo A. Fisher (1952–1957) Bill Rohr (1957–1963) Larry Glass (1963–1969) Brad Snyder (1969–1973) Tex Winter
Tex Winter
(1973–1978) Rich Falk (1978–1986) Bill Foster (1986–1993) Ricky Byrdsong (1993–1997) Kevin O'Neill (1997–2000) Bill Carmody
Bill Carmody
(2000–2013) Chris Collins (2013– )

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Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame Class of 1959

Players

Charley Hyatt Hank Luisetti George Mikan John Schommer

Coaches

Phog Allen Doc Carlson Walter Meanwell

Contributors

Luther Gulick Edward J. Hickox Ralph Morgan James Naismith Harold Olsen Amos Alonzo Stagg Oswald Tower

Referees

Matthew P. Kennedy

Teams

Original Celtics The First Team

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Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame

Players

Guards

R. Allen Archibald Beckman Belov Bing Blazejowski Borgmann Brennan Cervi Cheeks Clayton Cooper-Dyke Cousy Dampier Davies Drexler Dumars Edwards Frazier Friedman Galis Gervin Goodrich Greer Guerin Hanson Haynes Holman Hyatt Isaacs Iverson Jeannette D. Johnson E. Johnson K. Jones S. Jones Jordan Kidd Lieberman Maravich Marcari Marčiulionis Martin McDermott McGrady D. McGuire Meyers R. Miller Monroe C. Murphy Nash Page Payton Petrović Phillip Posey Richmond Robertson Rodgers Roosma J. Russell Schommer Scott Sedran Sharman K. Smith Staley Steinmetz Stockton Swoopes Thomas Thompson Vandivier Wanzer West J. White Wilkens Woodard Wooden

Forwards

Arizin Barkley Barry Baylor Bird Bradley R. Brown Cunningham Curry Dalipagić Dantley DeBusschere Dehnert Endacott English Erving Foster Fulks Gale Gates Gola Hagan Havlicek Hawkins Hayes Haywood Heinsohn Hill Howell G. Johnson King Lucas Luisetti K. Malone McClain B. McCracken J. McCracken McGinnis McHale Mikkelsen C. Miller Mullin Pettit Pippen Pollard Radja Ramsey Rodman Schayes E. Schmidt O. Schmidt Stokes C. Thompson T. Thompson Twyman Walker Washington N. White Wilkes Wilkins Worthy Yardley

Centers

Abdul-Jabbar Barlow Beaty Bellamy Chamberlain Ćosić Cowens Crawford Daniels DeBernardi Donovan Ewing Gallatin Gilmore Gruenig Harris-Stewart Houbregs Issel W. Johnson Johnston M. Krause Kurland Lanier Leslie Lovellette Lapchick Macauley M. Malone McAdoo Meneghin Mikan Mourning S. Murphy Mutombo Olajuwon O'Neal Parish Pereira Reed Risen Robinson B. Russell Sabonis Sampson Semjonova Thurmond Unseld Wachter Walton Yao

Coaches

Alexeeva P. Allen Anderson Auerbach Auriemma Barmore Barry Blood Boeheim L. Brown Calhoun Calipari Cann Carlson Carnesecca Carnevale Carril Case Chancellor Chaney Conradt Crum Daly Dean Díaz-Miguel Diddle Drake Driesell Ferrándiz Gaines Gamba Gardner Gaze Gill Gomelsky Gunter Hannum Harshman Haskins Hatchell Heinsohn Hickey Hobson Holzman Hughes Hurley Iba Izzo P. Jackson Julian Keaney Keogan Knight Krzyzewski Kundla Lambert Leonard Lewis Litwack Loeffler Lonborg Magee McCutchan McGraw A. McGuire F. McGuire McLendon Meanwell Meyer Miller Moore Nelson Nikolić Novosel Olson Pitino Ramsay Richardson Riley Rubini Rupp Rush Sachs Self Sharman Shelton Sloan D. Smith Stringer Summitt Tarkanian Taylor Teague J. Thompson VanDerveer Wade Watts Wilkens G. Williams R. Williams Wooden Woolpert Wootten Yow

Contributors

Abbott Barksdale Bee Biasone H. Brown W. Brown Bunn Buss Clifton Colangelo Cooper Davidson Douglas Duer Embry Fagan Fisher Fleisher Gavitt Gottlieb Granik Gulick Harrison Hearn Henderson Hepp Hickox Hinkle Irish M. Jackson Jernstedt Jones Kennedy Knight J. Krause Lemon Liston Lloyd McLendon Lobo Mokray Morgan Morgenweck Naismith Newell Newton J. O'Brien L. O'Brien Olsen Podoloff Porter Raveling Reid Reinsdorf Ripley Sanders Saperstein Schabinger St. John Stagg Stanković Steitz Stern Taylor Thorn Tower Trester Vitale Wells Welts Wilke Winter Zollner

Referees

Bavetta Enright Garretson Hepbron Hoyt Kennedy Leith Mihalik Nichols Nucatola Quigley Rudolph Shirley Strom Tobey Walsh

Teams

1960 United States Olympic Team 1992 United States Olympic Team All-American Red Heads Buffalo Germans The First Team Harlem Globetrotters Immaculata College New York Renaissance Original Celtics Texas Western

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1917 Helms Foundation NCAA Men's Basketball
Basketball
All-Americans

Clyde Alwood Cyril Haas George Hjelte Orson Kinney Harold Olsen F. I. Reynolds Francis Stadsvold Charles Taft Ray

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