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Harold Olsen
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Sport(s) Basketball, football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1895-05-12)May 12, 1895
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Died October 29, 1953(1953-10-29) (aged 58)
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Head coaching record
Overall 311–241 (college basketball)
95–63 (BAA)
13–6–1 (college football)
0–1 (college baseball)
Tournaments 6–4
Accomplishments and honors
5 Big Ten (1925, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1946)
NCAA Runner-up (1939)
3 NCAA Final Four (1944–1946)
Helms Foundation All-American (1917)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1959 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Harold G. Olsen was a college men's basketball coach. The Rice Lake, Wisconsin native was the head coach of the Ohio State University from 1922 to 1946. That year, he became the first head coach of the BAA's Chicago Stags, where he coached almost three seasons before being replaced by Philip Brownstein.

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