University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Philip Montgomery announced today the appointment of Luke Olson as Defensive Quality Control Coach for the Golden Hurricane.
Olson has served as a Tulsa graduate assistant coach the past two seasons, helping with coaching the defensive backs. Before that, Olson was a volunteer quality control coach for the Hurricane in 2012, where he assisted with coaching the defensive line.
During his coaching tenure at Tulsa, Olson has been involved in every aspect of helping prepare the Tulsa defense from directing the offensive scout team, film break down, defensive signal-calling, conducting position meetings for safeties when called upon and directing position drills, among other responsibilities.
When Olson helped coach the Tulsa defensive line in 2012, the Hurricane defense ranked among the nation's leaders for quarterback sacks, while defensive linemen totaled 32 of 53 team sacks for -205 yards. The Hurricane won the 2012 Conference USA Championship and AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
Before coming to Tulsa, Olson was a four-year starter (2008-11) at Southern Nazarene University, where he played free safety and linebacker. Olson was an Academic all-Central States Football League (CSFL) selection each year, while earning all-conference accolades in 2009.
Olson, 25 (6-2-89), earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Southern Nazarene in 2012, while receiving a master's degree from The University of Tulsa in Methods in Educational Research last May.
Olson, from Broken Arrow, played prep football at Tulsa's Union High School.