Professor Olsen – Coach for a Week

Professor Olsen – Coach for a Week

DOVER, Del. - The week of the Eastern game, the Wesley College field hockey team welcomed Professor Paul Olsen, Associate Professor of Mathematics as part of the Wesley Coach for a Week program.

The Wesley Coach for a Week program was developed to allow Wesley College faculty and non-athletics staff to see student-athletes in action, as well as the time and commitment that they dedicate to their athletic careers while also balancing their academics and other campus obligations.

Paul Olsen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 and Master of Arts degree in 1972 from Bowling Green State University and has been teaching collegiate mathematics for 46 years. He has been teaching at Wesley since 1981. Outside of Wesley, Professor Olsen teaches Real Estate Mathematics for the Kent County School of Real Estate, a subject he has been teaching since 1977. Olsen's children, Raymond and Julia are both Wesley College graduates.

Professor Olsen spent time in practice and team meetings watching how the field hockey team prepared for their game against the Eastern Eagles.

"The ladies from the field hockey team preach 'togetherness,'" said Professor Olsen. "How will we beat Eastern?  'Together!'  It was evident in everything I saw at practice and the game was that togetherness is common practice."

"It was a pleasure having Professor Olsen with our team," stated head coach Tracey Short. "He was very involved with the young ladies. He was supportive during practices and the game, while also giving them tips on how to manage their workload to become well-rounded student-athletes."

"(Coach Short) really cares about her players, the teammates care about each other and pull for one another. I am very grateful for the chance to spend time with the field hockey team and the staff."