FARGO — Carolyn Olson, one of the most successful Class A volleyball coaches in North Dakota, has been named the head volleyball coach at Fargo Davies High School.
Olson leaves Grand Forks Red River, where she was the volleyball coach for the last 24 seasons from 1994 to 2018. During that time, Red River won seven East Region tournaments, qualified for 21 state tournaments, made nine appearances in the state title match and won six state titles.
Olson was named the North Dakota High School Coaches Association’s coach of the year eight times and earned the National High School Athletic Coaches Association coach of the year award in 2014-15. She was inducted into the NDHSCA Hall of Fame in 2016 and will be inducted into the NHSCA Hall of Fame this summer.
Olson, along with the head volleyball coach position, will be teaching physical education at Davies. She replaces Melissa Wilson, who resigned last month to take a position at a school in the Minneapolis area.
“We are excited to have coach Olson at Davies,” said Davies activities director Lenny Ohlhauser. “She has a great deal of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. She will be an asset to our coaching staff and physical education department at Davies High School.”