West Hills College makes Cam Olson permanent head football coach

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Cam Olson
Cam Olson

Cam Olson, who served as the interim Head Coach of the West Hills College Coalinga Falcons’ football team for its 2014-2015 football season, has been officially named the team’s Head Coach.

Olson has been with the Falcons since March of 2014 where he filled roles such as the team’s Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Recruiting Coordinator. He was appointed as the interim Head Coach last June.

“We haven’t skipped a beat this off-season in our work to build this program,” said Olson. “Our player development and recruiting efforts thus far is evidence to me of that. I’m really excited to be able to further grow our relationship with the Coalinga community and continue our efforts toward student success on and off the field. The culture that we started building here last season will continue to develop.”

Olson came to the WHCC football team with fifteen years of coaching experience and five prior seasons of head coaching experience, including this past season with the Falcons.

During the 2014-2015 season, he led the team to an overall record of 9-2, an undefeated 6-0 in conference record, the NCFC Golden Coast League conference championship and was named the Golden Coast League Coach of the Year.

“During Cam’s time with us as Assistant Coach and as the interim Head Coach, he brought a sense of stability and a vision that focuses on integrity and leadership on the field and in the classroom,” said Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President of West Hills College Coalinga.  “Cam is someone who understands the student-athlete experience and knows what is needed to excel at the highest levels of college athletics. He is a quality coach and an outstanding person who will help us build a team of winners both on and off the field.”

Athletics Director Mark Arce added that Olson has done a great deal for the program.

“Coach Olson has done a fantastic job since his arrival on campus,” he said.  “He has recruited talented players who have had tremendous success on the football field and have been great ambassadors for our campus in the community. We were very fortunate to have Cam as our interim head coach last season as his leadership produced a conference championship and the opportunity to host a championship bowl game. I am excited to have Coach Olson as our permanent head football coach and am looking forward to the continued growth of our football program.” 

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