NDSU head men’s basketball coach David Richman has announced that Jayden Olson will join the staff as an assistant coach. Olson has been a part of the recent successful program revivals at the University of Nebraska and Colorado State University.
Richman also announced that current NDSU assistant coach Freddy Coleman and director of basketball operations Josh Vaughan will remain in their current roles for the Bison.
“Jayden’s pedigree, work ethic and, most importantly, his character were exactly what we were looking for when putting together our staff,” Richman said. “His ties to North Dakota and the area, along with his knowledge of the game, make him a great fit.”
Olson comes to NDSU from Nebraska, where he served as the director of basketball operations for the past two seasons. He was the primary day-to-day administrator within the Nebraska basketball office, where he handled the program’s budget, team travel, clinics, camps and daily office operations, as well as serving as the liaison with academics, life skills, HuskerVision and media relations departments.
“I’m elated to join Coach Richman’s staff and the strong tradition of North Dakota State Athletics and Bison men’s basketball,” Olson said. “Being a North Dakota native, having a chance to work in your home state is something you dream of, and I look forward to doing my part in helping to build on recent successes.”
A 2003 graduate of Dickinson State, Olson earned bachelor’s degrees in physical education and business education. He earned a master’s degree in kinesiology at the University of North Dakota.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.