Alex Olson enters his 19th season as the Lady Bear basketball athletic trainer.
Olson came to Baylor from Mansfield (Texas) High School where he worked as the district’s head athletic trainer from 1996-99. While at Mansfield, Olson was a part of the 1999 undefeated (38-0) girls basketball state championship team.
During the same year, Olson served as the head athletic trainer for the girls 17-18 AAU National Championship Tournament.
After graduating from North Garland High School in 1989, Olson enrolled at Baylor. While a student athletic trainer at Baylor from 1989-94, Olson worked with the football and baseball teams.
Since returning to Baylor on a full-time basis, the teams Olson oversees have won a combined 33 Big 12 regular-season and tournament championships, including national championships in 2004 (men’s tennis), 2005 and 2012 (women’s basketball).
Olson remained at Baylor as a graduate assistant earning a master’s degree in 1996. Olson’s wife, Beth, is a 1994 Baylor graduate and serves as the principle at Woodway Elementary School. The Olsons have one daughter, Taylor Elise.
What year did you start working at Baylor Athletics?
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Best part of the job:
Being able to influence and make a difference in young people's lives.
"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."
More about Alex:
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Beth for 22 years. She is the principal at Woodway Elementary School. Our daughter Taylor is 12 years old and attends Live Oak Classical School. She is active in many sports. We all enjoy spending time outside, especially at the lake on our boat.