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Gregg Olson

 
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Gregg Olson will begin his eighth season in the fall of 2019 at Macalester as head coach, having rebuilt the program into a MIAC.

The Scots have finished first, second or third in the MIAC in each of the last four years while appearing in the national top 20 rankings four of the past five seasons. In his last five seasons at Macalester, Olson has a record of 61-24-15 (.685), including a 34-10-6 (.740) mark in the MIAC.

Last season, Macalester ended the year 11-6-3 and finished the regular season in third place in the MIAC with a 7-2-1 record. The Scots were knocked out of the playoffs in the semifinals by the eventual champion.

In 2017, the Scots went 12-6-2 overall and tied for second in the MIAC with a 7-3 record in league play. During the season, Macalester was ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation. A pair of wins in the MIAC Playoffs put the Scots into the finals for the second year in a row.

In 2016, Macalester was 13-4-3 overall and second in the MIAC with a 6-2-2 mark. The Scots, who reached a national ranking of No. 6 during the season, advanced to the finals of the MIAC playoffs for the first time since 2009 and narrowly missed making the NCAA Tournament.

In 2015, Olson led the Scots to the MIAC regular-season championship, the NCAA Division III Tournament and a No. 20 ranking in the final NSCAA Division III national rankings. He was named the North Region Coach of the Year and the MIAC Coach of the Year as the Scots posted an unbeaten regular season and captured the MIAC regular-season championship with an 8-0-2 mark in conference play. Six players were honored with All-MIAC Honors and three earned All-Region. The success led to a national ranking as high as No. 11 and an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. The Scots defeated St. Scholastica, 1-0 at Macalester Stadium on Nov. 16 in the first round for the program's first NCAA win since 2009.

Olson’s squads have consistently performed exceptionally well in the classroom, with a team grade-point average that ranked as high as 15th among 820 men’s soccer programs nationally across all divisions and first in the MIAC.

Olson was at Stanford University in Stanford, California, for four seasons and held the David and Kathy Carey Assistant Directorship for Stanford men's soccer in 2011.