Scott Olsen going to MSU

Scott Olsen, who led the Hillsboro-Central Valley Burros to two state titles in 12 seasons on the sidelines, announced Saturday that he accepted a position as a defensive assistant for the Mayville State Comets. Olsen compiled a 105-31 record in the past 12 years.

Scott Olsen has called his final play for Hillsboro-Central Valley’s football program. 

Olsen, who coached H-CV to state titles in Class 2A in 2019 and Class A in 2017, announced Saturday that he had resigned from his post to take a position at the collegiate level.

It was a decision that wasn’t made lightly, Olsen said in an interview Monday. 

“It wasn’t a fun meeting (with the team) we had the other day, but in the long run I hope the kids understand why I did it,” said Olsen, who will be a defensive assistant coach at Mayville State starting next season. 

“It wasn’t (leaving) because of the kids and it wasn’t because of the parents. We had great support throughout my career. It’s just time for a new challenge,” Olsen said.

Olsen said he’s gotten to know Mayville State’s coaches better over the last few years and added that, after the logistics were ironed out, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chase his collegiate coaching dream. 

Once the 2023 spring season starts for the Comets, Olsen said he’ll have a better idea of where he’ll fit in. But that hasn’t stopped him from getting to work. 

“It’s a whole different world,” he said about his upcoming transition from high school football to college."

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