“I’m very excited to welcome Joey to Ohio State,” Potter said. “His background in coaching and working with elite level athletes makes him the perfect fit to help take our program to the next level.”
Olson, a native of Coon Rapids, Minn., arrives at Ohio State after coaching high school girls hockey in the state of Minnesota since 2005. With stints at Coon Rapids High School and, most recently, Maple Grove High School, Olson designed, implemented, as well as led on and off ice training and practices.
“I am honored and elated to be part of The Ohio State University,” Olson said. “The standard Ohio State has set both academically and athletically is second to none. I am excited to be part of the rich Buckeye tradition, and I look forward to being a positive influence on those I have the opportunity to coach.”
An experienced evaluator of talent, Olson has selected players to compete at CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs for the past five years. Designed to identify, train, educate and evaluate Minnesota’s best hockey players, the programs give players from each district or section a chance to play with and against the best players in the state. Olson also provided his coaching expertise at the programs, improving player skill and development.
Olson is an attendee of the University of St. Thomas and Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sport Medicine, and has worked as a personal training assistant at Life Time Fitness in Maple Grove, Minn. since 2013.