Anne Olson is in her first 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.
Olson arrived in November of 2015 and immediately made an impact with coaching while assisting Proctor with recruiting and administrative duties. She also volunteers as a coach for Tomahawk Diving where she works with former FSU standout Katrina Young as she hopes to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games on 10M in addition to assisting with the development of younger divers.
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.