With the optimism of the new football season upon us, I was sad to learn that longtime coach Ken Olson passed away Wednesday.
Olson was a longtime football assistant at Richland High School, and he built the Bombers’ softball program into a powerhouse in the 1980s and 1990s.
Two of Olson’s sons followed in his footsteps as football coaches. Greg is the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, and Marc is a teacher and assistant at Richland High.
“Ken was as much responsible for the Bomber football culture changing around here as Coach (J.D.) Covington,” Richland football coach Mike Neidhold said. “Ken was a great coach and even better person.”
Services are pending.