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UD Announces Jake Olsen as Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
The University of Dubuque announces the appointment of Jake Olsen as Head Men's Lacrosse Coach and Offensive Coordinator in Football for the Spartans. Olsen will lead the Spartans in their inaugural season of Lacrosse in 2014.
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|Alex Jameison||Mid.||6-1||160||Sophomore||Red Hook, NY|
|Josh Michelson-King||Att.||5-10||200||Sophomore||West Oneota, NY|
|Connor Kern||Def.||6-1||195||Freshman||Pleasant Prairie, Wis.|
|Jonas Steinborn||Def.||5-10||220||Sophomore||Cambria, Wis.|
|Shane Nash||GK||6-1||225||Freshman||Belleville, Ill.|
|Sawyer Fraker||Def.||6-5||230||Freshman||Winnebago, Ill.|
|Tim Defillipo||Mid./LSM||5-10||165||Sophomore||Chicago, Ill.|
|Andrew Poncer||Mid.||6-2||200||Sophomore||Crestwood, Ill.|
|Eric Frank||Mid.||5-9||170||Freshman||Greenfield, Wis.|
|Nathan Pomorin||Mid.||6-2||210||Sophomore||Lindenhurst, Ill.|
|Chad Whitford||Mid.||5-9||175||Freshman||Granite City, Ill.|
|Brandon Smoot||Mid./Att.||5-10||155||Freshman||Evergreen, Colo.|
|Nick Seefeldt||Def.||6-0||205||Junior||Wilson, NY|
|February 19, 2014||at Hendrix College||Conway, Ark.||4:00 pm|
|February 20, 2014||at Rhodes College||Memphis, Tenn.||5:00 pm|
|February 23, 2014||at Fontbonne University||St. Louis, Mo.||12:00 pm|
|March 1, 2014||at Concordia University (Wis.)||Mequon, Wis.||1:00 pm|
|March 8, 2014||at Milwaukee School of Engineering||Milwaukee, Wis.||1:00 pm|
|March 12, 2014||at Augustana College||Rock Island, Ill.||5:00 pm|
|March 26, 2014||at Olivet College||Olivet, Mich.||4:00 pm|
|March 29, 2014||at Hope College||Holland, Mich.||2:30 pm|
|April 4, 2014||vs. Rockhurst University||Dubuque, Iowa||12:00 pm|
|April 9, 2014||vs. Beloit College||Dubuque, Iowa||7:30 pm|
|April 11, 2014||at Illinois Wesleyan University||Bloomington, Ill.||7:00 pm|
|April 12, 2014||vs. Carthage College
(at Illinois Wesleyan)
|Bloomington, Ill.||12:00 pm|
Head Men's Lacrosse Coach; Assistant Football Coach-Offensive Coordinator
BS, Elementary Education, Wartburg College
Office Phone: (563) 589-3428
Biography - Click to close
Jake Olsen, a native of Osage, Iowa joined the University of Dubuque in 2011 and enters his second season as offensive coordinator. Olsen will coach the running backs in 2013 after one year stints working with the wide receivers (2011) and quarterbacks (2012).
In 2012, the Spartan offense averaged over 450 yards and 33 points per game for the second consecutive season. The Spartans led the Iowa Conference (IIAC) in passing (318 ypg) for the second consecutive year and as a result placed three players on the IIAC 1st Team. Quarterback Wyatt Hanus finished an unprecedented career rewriting school records in eight statistical categories. Highlighted by being named IIAC Offensive MVP, 1st Team All-IIAC, as well as being named one of ten finalists for the Gagliardi Award, Hanus threw for 3,165 yards, 27 touchdowns, and completed 66% of his passes in 2012. Hanus achieved career highs in completions (37) and attempts (67) vs. Central College in 2012. He was also named Capital One Academic All-American for the second consecutive season and National Football Foundation Semifinalist.
In 2011, Olsen helped guide the wide receiver group to arguably the most productive statistical season in school history. Olsen coached two All-IIAC performers: Michael Zweifel (IIAC Offensive MVP, 1st Team) and Demacus Fleming (1st Team). Zweifel also garnered multiple All-American honors along with the 2012 Gagliardi Award given to the top player in NCAA Division III. Zweifel also concluded his 2011 campaign leading Division III a number of categories. In 11 games, Zweifel caught 140 passes for 1,915 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 12.73 receptions and 174.1 yards per game to lead NCAA Division III. He also ranked second in Division III in scoring (14.18 ppg) and seventh in all-purpose yards (181.3 ypg). He completed his career as the NCAA’s all-divisions leader in career receptions with 463 (176 at UW-River Falls; 287 at Dubuque) and ranked second in career receiving yards (all divisions) with 5,979. In 2011, Zweifel surpassed 15 receptions and 200 receiving yards on four different occasions, including season-highs with 18 catches for 259 yards against Wartburg. Zweifel also established new Iowa Conference single-season marks for receptions (105) and receiving yards (1,444).
Previously Olsen was offensive coordinator at Southern Oregon University working with quarterbacks and wide receivers (2006-10). Under his tutelage at SOU his offenses produced three NAIA All-Americans: Jordan Myers (1st Team All-American Offensive Lineman); Vance Beach (Honorable Mention All-American and record setting Wide Receiver); and Brandon Baldwin (NAIA Independent Offensive Player of the Year). Olsen’s offenses produced 14 All-Independent NAIA performers, two different 1,000 yard rushers in back to back seasons, all in addition to serving as the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator.
He began his coaching career at Rockford College where he received his master's of arts in teaching degree. He coached the Regents quarterbacks and wide receivers while holding the title of Passing Game Coordinator. In 2005, the Regents set 13 school offensive records behind the arm of All-UMAC quarterback Travis Stocker who finished in the Top-10 of passing efficiency in DIII.
Olsen is a 2003 graduate of Wartburg College where he received an elementary education degree. At Wartburg he was a four-year letter winner in both football and basketball, earning All-Iowa Conference honors in both sports. He was a member of two IIAC Football Championships and one IIAC Basketball Championship as a student-athlete. He is also a member of the Wartburg College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Olsen and his wife Liz reside in Peosta with their two sons Liam (5) and Noah (3).
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
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2011-12 Lacrosse Season
The University of Dubuque announced the appointment of Jake Olsen as head men's lacrosse coach for the Spartans on December 23, 2011. Olsen will lead the Spartans in their inaugural season of Lacrosse in 2014. There are currently 179 Division III Men's Lacrosse teams and 206 Division III Women's Lacrosse teams competing in the NCAA. UD will compete as a club team in the Spring of 2013.