Head Coach Jerry Olszewski

  Head Coach  
  5th Season in 2012-13  
  Overall Record: 25-15 (.625)  
MIAC Record: 17-15 (.544)
Alma Mater: Wisconsin - Stevens Point
E-mail: olszewsk@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-3768

1993-96: Was assistant at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
1999: Became offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Bombers.
1999-2002: Was again assistant Coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
2006: Defensive coordinator at UW-Stevens Point.
2008: Named St. Olaf head coach.
Jerry Olszewski was named the 11th head football coach at St. Olaf on March 31, 2008.

Olszewski's 2011 team finished 8-2 and 6-2 in the MIAC. The Oles were ranked as high as No. 19 in the D3football.com poll and No. 22 in the AFCA poll during the campaign, which was highlighted by a 30-28 win at No. 5 Bethel University.

He guided the Oles to a 6-4 record in his first season, a fall highlighted by a 29-23 win over St. Thomas in a NCAA Division III record six overtimes. The game was the first of three overtime games the team would play (L 20-14 to SJU on Oct. 25, W 27-20 over Gustavus on Nov. 8).

Olszewski was at his alma mater, Wis.-Stevens Point, as defensive coordinator the two seasons prior to his start at St. Olaf. He spent a total seven seasons as an assistant at Division II Minnesota State University-Mankato (1993-96, 1999-02) before a three-year stint as the CEO of the Mankato YMCA.

He also spent one season as the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Bombers of the Arena Football league (1999) and another as an assistant at California Lutheran University (1998) as defensive line coach.

He and his wife Deana have three children, son Jett and daughters Jersey and J.J.

The Oles Jerry Olszewski
Season Overall Pct. MIAC Pct. MIAC Place
2008 6-4 .600 4-4 .500 5th
2009 5-5 .500 3-5 .375 5th
2010 6-4 .600 4-4 .500 4th
2011 8-2 .800 6-2 .750 2nd
Total 25-15 .625 17-15 .544 ---