Episode 45: Jerry Olszewski-Augustana University (HC)

May 15, 2019

Episode 45 features the head coach of Augustana University, Jerry Olszewski. Coach discusses his journey in the coaching profession and shares advice for aspiring head coaches of all ages. Coach also details the components of Augustana’s culture, how he builds buy-in with his players and staff, and how he helps each student athlete find the right fit and transform from good, better, to best.  

Show Notes

Twitter: @CoachOJ_


0:00-0:50 Anchor Ad

0:51 Intro

2:52 Background

3:43 Influence of Playing Career on Development as a Coach

6:08 Adjustment Working Outside of Football at YMCA

7:48 Challenges of a First Time Head Coach

9:07 Advice for Transition from Assistant to Head Coach

12:26 Attraction of Augustana

14:58 The Importance of “Fit”

17:30 Faith, Character & Integrity

21:04 Building Buy-in With Today’s Athlete

26:21 Good, Better, Best Mindset

30:02 Walkup Song

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