Harold Olsen

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Harold Olsen
Harold Olsen OSU.jpg
Biographical details
Born(1895-05-12)May 12, 1895
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
DiedOctober 29, 1953(1953-10-29) (aged 58)
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Playing career
Basketball
1914–1917Wisconsin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1918–1919Bradley
1919–1922Ripon
1922–1946Ohio State
1946–1949Chicago Stags
1950–1952Northwestern
Football
1919–1921Ripon
Baseball
1919Bradley
Head coaching record
Overall311–241 (college basketball)
95–63 (BAA)
13–6–1 (college football)
0–1 (college baseball)
Tournaments6–4
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
5 Big Ten (1925, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1946)
NCAA Runner-up (1939)
3 NCAA Final Four (1944–1946)
Awards
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.