Cam Olson named West Hills Falcons new head football coach

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New West Hills Coach Cam Olson
New West Hills Coach Cam Olson

The West Hills College Coalinga Falcons football team now has a new head coach. Cam Olson, who is in his second year with the Falcon program and has served as the team’s Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Recruiting Coordinator, has been named to the position.

 “West Hills College is a special place and our mission is to ensure student success as a whole,” Olson said. “Moving forward and continuing our efforts for student success, this team will be built on genuine leadership, character building and accountability, work ethic in the classroom and on the field, tireless recruitment and placement, and excellent instruction.”

 Olson comes to the position with fourteen years of coaching experience, an 88-44 coaching record, two National Championship victories, two Conference Championships and one bowl game appearance and victory.

 He also has four prior seasons of head coaching experience and has served as coach for a variety of teams, ranging from Oregon and Idaho to Austria and Finland.

 “The college is excited about having Coach Olson lead our football program,” said Mark Gritton, Director of Athletics. “Additionally, I have full confidence in Cam’s ability to keep the program moving forward.” 

 Olson has been with the Falcons since March of 2014.

 WHCC President Carole Goldsmith praised Olson for his dedication to students both on and off the field.

 “Cam brings a focus on the tactical development of our students, both in the classroom and on the field, that is not often found,” she said. “His focus on student improvement will be critical to future Falcons who will become better athletes and students, well-prepared to tackle the next level of college or to transfer.” 

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