Cam Olson was wanting the perfect fit.
It took a couple years, but he found it in North Iowa Area Community College.
“Felt very much at home,” Olson said. “It just felt right.”
Beginning on June 7, the two-time interim Director of Athletics at two different colleges will embark on his first AD job with no tag attached.
Olson was named the new AD of NIACC earlier in the week, becoming the fifth man to serve in the position since 1967. He’ll replace the current AD Dan Mason, who is retiring effective after Memorial Day.
“In college, when I was dreaming about my career path and forecast those long term goals, even though I had that coaching bug, I always knew my long-term goal was to be an athletic director,” Olson said. “The most important trait is being a genuine person and showing that I care; be a good listener.”
Olson took the path most traveled by to become an individual in an athletic administration role. He was a player, then a coach, then an AD.