Olson Named District Coach of the Year
June 2, 2003
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Stephen F. Austin head track and field coach Phil Olson was named Women's South Central District Coach of the Year Monday afternoon announced Ralph Lindeman, President of the Division I Track Coaches Association. The honor comes just two weeks after Olson was named 2003 Southland Conference Women's Track and Field Coach of the Year.
Olson led the Ladyjack track and field program to its first-ever SLC track and field title in only his third season. The Ladyjacks recorded six individual titles, while 14 athletes earned all-conference honors. Olson has also seen success from the SFA distance squads as the Lumberjack cross-country team is the two-time defending SLC champion, while the Ladyjacks won the 2002 conference title.
Junior Blake Gordon qualified Saturday for the NCAA Championships in the discus. The meet will begin Wednesday June 11th, in Fayetteville, Ark.