User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


67° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

Severe storms possible Sunday night: Click here for details.

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Augie Introduces New Head Football Coach

December 12, 2012, 10:16 PM by Matt Holsen

Augie Introduces New Head Football Coach
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

It's a job he's had his eye on for years and on Wednesday, he got it.

Augustana introduced Jerry Olszewski at a press conference Wednesday morning. The 44-year-old will be tasked with leading the Vikings football team into the future, following a disappointing 5-6 season.

And with that, the Olszewski era begins at Augie. The former Division III St. Olaf head coach comes to Sioux Falls after five seasons with the Oles and a 32-18 overall record.

"Augustana actually reached out to me and said, 'Would you have some interest in our coaching vacancy?' To be very honest, it has been a job that I have always considered very special," Olszewski said.

Now that he's claimed the gig, there's plenty of work to be done, including moving his wife and three kids to town.

There's also high expectations to meet according to Athletic Director Bill Gross. 

"We don't apologize. We think we have one of the best, if not the best private school Division II coaching job in the country when you put together our facilities, our funding, the school. I think using all those resources, the future can be real bright for Augustana football," Gross said.

Olszewski met with his new team before Wednesday’s announcement. He says the guys are hungry to win and do things the right way. And after several years on the sideline, he knows what that takes.

"Coaching is one of those professions that you truly do learn wisdom over time. Being around it for 20 years, I'm starting to gain a little bit of wisdom. I look forward to the competition. I look forward to the league. I look forward to getting Augustana college its first championship since 1952," Olszewski said.

Olszewski is Augie's 21st football coach. Before St. Olaf, he spent parts of eight seasons at the D-II level in Mankato with Minnesota State.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View education

You may also like

Huron, Bon Homme Teachers Honored By Obama Administration

7/2/2015 6:49 AM

Winners get a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion.

Full Story
Oliver Excited To Welcome Homan to Augie

6/29/2015 6:00 PM

Innovation and collaboration, two important skills Augustana hopes Pam Homan will bring to the central Sioux Falls college of just under 1,800 student...

Full Story | Watch
New Security Service At NDSU Can Be Activated With 1 Touch

6/28/2015 1:00 PM

North Dakota State University students and staff will have access this year to a safety and security service that will allow dispatchers to track thei...

Full Story
NSF-Funded Research At Mines To Focus On Ballistics, Weather

6/28/2015 1:31 PM

Undergraduate students from across the country are gathering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this summer to study ballistics and ot...

Full Story


Events