Anne Olson is in her third season as the Florida State assistant diving coach. Olson joins head coach John Proctor after coaching alongside him at the City of Midland (COM) Aquatics from 2011-14.
In her first two seasons as an assistant, Olson played a vital role in FSU’s traditional diving success both nationally and in the ACC.
In 2017, Olson helped guide five divers to the NCAA Championships with three earning All-America honorable mention accolades. Among those were ACC Champions Ayla Bonniwell (1M) and Molly Carlson (platform). Bonniwell captured 16th place on 1-meter, while Carlson finished 13th on platform. Carlson went on to win the 2017 ACC Female Diver of the Year after earning Meet MVP honors behind bronze on 1-meter, a fourth place showing on 3-meter on top of her gold on platform.
Olson also worked with Dylan Grisell, as he became the first Seminole in history to earn back-to-back All-America honors on platform with a ninth place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Prior to NCAA’s, Grisell captured silver on platform at the ACC Championships, while his teammate Aidan Faminoff took sixth. Tyler Roberge finished fifth on 3-meter at the ACC Championships and also competed for Team Canada at the FINA Grand Prix in Gold Coast, Australia.
In 2016, she helped Grisell to a seventh place finish on platform at the NCAA Championships as well as Cassidy Gebhart to an NCAA bid following a fifth place showing on platform at the ACC Championships.
She also volunteers as a coach for Tomahawk Diving where she works with former FSU standout Katrina Young, a 2016 US Olympian that placed 13th on platform. She also assists with the development of young divers.
Olson arrived in November of 2015 and immediately made an impact with coaching while assisting Proctor with recruiting and administrative duties.
In just her first season as a collegiate coach, Olson was invited to take part in a three-day international coaching clinic in Windsor, Ont. in conjunction with the FINA/NVC Diving World Series.
During her time as the assistant head coach at COM, Olson helped Proctor successfully run the business while developing a nationally recognized curriculum for junior divers.
Olson originally earned a volleyball scholarship to Knox College in Illinois as an outside hitter/middle blocker, however after sustaining injuries, she was forced to retire. She relocated and graduated from North Texas in 2011 with a degree in Literature.
Prior to her collegiate career, Olson dove for COM for five years under Proctor’s instruction, where she competed on springboard and platform.
In addition to diving, Olson also owned and ran a photography business and enjoys painting.