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RUSS OLSEN'S BIOGRAPHY

Great Western Lacrosse, LLC. - PO BOX 217, Poway, CA 92074 - (858) 883-2491

Russ has been involved in lacrosse for over 35 years. He has worn just about every hat in the game, from player to coach, referee to administrator and camp director to private lesson teacher. He is a graduate of San Diego State, a retired physical education teacher, and a true ambassador of the game. Below are his playing and coaching accomplishments.

Hall of Fame Inductions and Jersey Retirement
1987 - Inducted into the San Diego State Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
1990 - His Number (21) was retired by the San Diego State Lacrosse Program.
2005 – Inducted into the Novato High School Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
2014 – Inducted into the San Diego Chapter of United States Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Russ Olsen's Playing Statistics
HIGH SCHOOL
1979 - Novato High School JV Team Captain & Most Valuable Player Award (Junior Varsity)
1980 - Novato High School Team Captain, NHS Assist’s Champion (26). Northern California Jr. Lacrosse League's Assist’s Champion, Northern California Jr. Lacrosse League All-Star.
1981 – Novato High School Team Captain, NHS Scoring Champion, Northern California Jr. Lacrosse League's Top Attackman, Northern California Jr. Lacrosse League All-Star.
COLLEGE
1982 – Attackman for the San Dieguito Lacrosse Club. Redshirt at San Diego State University.
1983 - All-Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Attack, SDSU Scoring Champion (98 points).
SDSU Rookie of the Year Award.
1984 - SDSU Team Captain, All-Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Attack, SDSU Scoring Champion (104 points). SDSU Most Valuable Player Award. SDSU Sports Clubs Athlete of the Year. Member of the 1984 Olympic Exhibition Team - Los Angeles Olympic Games.
1985 - SDSU Team Captain, All-Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Attack. SDSU Scoring Champion (83 points). SDSU Most Valuable Player Award. SDSU Sports Clubs Athlete of the Year.
1986 - SDSU Team Captain, All-Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Attack. SDSU Scoring Champion (70 points). SDSU Most Valuable Player Award. SDSU Sports Clubs Athlete of the Year.
SDSU All-Time Scoring Champion (355 points).
POST COLLEGIATE
1987 - Cuervo Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-Southern California Team.
1988 - Cuervo Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-Southern California All-Star Team.
1989 - Yogi's Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-Southern California All-Star Team.
1990 - Yogi's Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-California All-Star Team. Southern CA Champions. State Championship Game Runner Up.
1991 - Yogi's Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-California All-Star Team. California State Champions. California Club Attackman of the Year.
1992 - Yogi's Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-California All-Star Team, Southern California Champions, State Championship Runner Up.
1993 - Yogi's Shooters Lacrosse Club, Team's Top Scorer, All-California All-Star Team, Southern California Champions, State Championship Runner Up.
1994 - Moondoggies Lacrosse Club, All-Southern California All-Star Team, Runner up in Southern California Championship. Team Top Scorer.
1995 - Moondoggies Lacrosse Club, All-Southern California All-Star Team, Team Top Scorer.
1996 - Moondoggies Lacrosse Club , All-Southern California All-Star Team, Team Top Scorer.
1997 - Guinness Lacrosse Club by Reebok, All-Southern California Team, Southern California Champions, State Championship Runner Up. Team Top Scorer.
1998 - Guinness Lacrosse Club by Reebok, All-Southern California Team, Southern California Champions, State Championship Runner Up. Team Top Scorer.
1999 - Guinness Lacrosse Club by Reebok, All-Southern California Team, Southern California Champions, State Championship Runner Up. Team Top Scorer.
2000 - Miller Lacrosse Club by Reebok. All-Southern California Team, Southern California Champions, State Championship Runner Up. Team Top Scorer.
2001 – Retirement from Playing Lacrosse (40 years Old)

Russ Olsen's Coaching Statistics
1986 - Head Coach of the Pershing Lacrosse Club - San Diego County Champions. 10 - 0 record
1987 (Fall) - Head Coach of Pershing Lacrosse Club - San Diego County Runner-Up. 9 - 1 record
1987 (Spring) - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. 1 - 13 record
1988 (Fall) - Head Coach of Pershing Lacrosse - San Diego County Runner-Up. 10 - 1 record
1988 (Spring)- Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. 7 - 7 record
1989 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. 8 - 6 record
1990 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. City Division Champions, San Diego County Runner-Up. 9 - 4 record
1991 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. City Division Champions, San Diego County Runner-Up. 11 - 3 record
1992 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School, City Division Champions, San Diego County Runner-Up. 11 - 3 record
1993 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. City Division Champions, San Diego County Runner-Up. 12 - 4 record
1994 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. City Division Champions, San Diego County Runner-Up. 15 - 2 record
1995 - Head Coach at Patrick Henry High School. San Diego County Lacrosse League Champions,
California State "Coach of the Year". California High School Lacrosse State Champions. 18 - 1 record
1996 - NOT COACHING - President of the San Diego County Lacrosse Association.
1997 - Head Coach at Serra High School. Runner up San Diego County Lacrosse League, 12 - 3 record
President of the San Diego County Lacrosse Association.
1998 - Head Coach at Serra High School. San Diego County Lacrosse League Champions,
California State "Coach of the Year". California High School Lacrosse State Champions, 17 - 0 record
1999 - Head Coach at Serra High School. San Diego County Lacrosse League 8 - 8 record
2000 - Head Coach at Serra High School. San Diego County Lacrosse League 5 - 8 record
2001 - Head Coach of Novato High School. Northern California Junior Lacrosse League 15 - 6 record
2002 - Head Coach of Novato High School. Northern California Junior Lacrosse League 12 - 4 record
2003 - NOT COACHING. NCJLA Referee and League Scheduler.
2004 - NOT COACHING. NCJLA Referee and League Scheduler.
2005 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 7 - 7 record
2006 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 18 - 1 - 1 record
2007 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 12 - 9 record. Ranked #9 in San Diego CIF Varsity.
2008 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 12 - 9 record. Ranked #9 in San Diego CIF Varsity.
2009 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 2 - 16 record
2010 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 10 - 9 record
2011 - Head Coach of Canyon Crest Academy HS. CIF – San Diego Section. 10 - 9 record
2012 - NOT COACHING. San Diego County Referee
2013 - Offensive Coordinator of Scripps Ranch HS. CIF – San Diego Section. Division 1. Record 10 - 7
2014 - NOT COACHING. San Diego County Referee
2015 - NOT COACHING. San Diego County Referee
2016 - Head Coach of Valley Center HS.CIF - San Diego Section. Division 2 - Record 10 - 7. Ranked 7th in Division 2 CIF. Final Four Appearance.
2017 - Head Coach of Valley Center HS.CIF - San Diego Section. Division 1 - Record 12 - 5. Ranked 7th in Division 1 CIF. Play-Off Appearance
2018 - Head Coach of Scripps Ranch 5/6
Co-League Champions - Record 10 - 1 - 1
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25 Years Coaching: 467 Games
312 WINS - 165 LOSSES - 2 TIES
.658 Winning Percentage

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