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Jerry Olszewski was named Augustana's 21st head coach in school history on Dec. 12, 2012.
Olszewski comes to Augustana after five years of being the head coach at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. His five-year record of 32-18 with the Oles includes a 15-5 mark over the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Among his most memorable moments was a 29-23 win over St. Thomas in a NCAA Division III record six overtimes in his first year with the Oles.
Prior to his appointment at St. Olaf, Olszewski was the defensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for two seasons (2006-2008). He served two terms on the staff at Minnesota State-Mankato (1993-1997 and 1999-2002).
He was with the Green Bay Bombers of the Indoor Football League as offensive coordinator and special team’s coordinator for one season (1998-99), and served one year as defensive line coach at California Lutheran University (1997-98).
Away from coaching, Olszewski was the athletic director and dean of students for the Little Chute (Wisconsin) School District (1998-99), and chief executive officer of the Mankato Family YMCA (2002-2006).
Olszewski earned his bachelor’s degree at Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1993) and a master’s degree from Minnesota State (1995).
He earned All-Wisconsin State University Conference honors as a defensive back at Stevens Point and led the league in interceptions (1990).
An active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for more than 20 years, Olszewski’s community service also includes Special Olympics, YMCA volunteer, church youth leader, MS Walk coordinator, and school district volunteer.
He and his wife, Deana, are the parents of one son Jett, and two daughters, Jersey and J.J.