Former Orion, UT coach Olson gets IBCA Hall nod


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 6:01 pm
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Scott Olson is one of five basketball coaches selected to be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association this induction class in the coaches' category.

Olson has compiled a 413–248 record in 24 years as a head coach at Orion, United Township, Danville, LaSalle-Peru, and Rock Falls high schools. During this time, his teams won 24 championships, including nine regional titles and eight conference titles. His Danville team once broke then top-ranked West Aurora's 35-game win streak in 2001 at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

He has also won four IBCA District Coach of the Year Awards to go along with a number of media Coach of the Year awards.

















 



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