Maddy Olson completed her third season as an assistant coach/coordinator of recruiting and communications for Minnesota swimming and diving in 2020-21.
While assisting with the program's communications and recruiting efforts, Olson has played a vital role in attracting some of the best talent in the nation to the Twin Cities. In 2019, Olson helped attract a top-16 nationally ranked recruiting class to the U on the women's side. Olson also assisted in bringing in one of the top recruiting classes in the history of the program to Minnesota in the form of the incoming 2020 class.
Olson returned to the U in May of 2018 after spending time at the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming where she worked in communications and social media, covering events like the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2017 FINA World Championships.
Before her time out in Colorado Springs, Olson worked for the University of Minnesota Athletic Communications department throughout her undergraduate career and as a postgraduate assistant. During that time, Olson covered Gopher swimming and diving for three seasons.
At Minnesota, she assists with all practice groups on deck, leads internal team communication and helps coordinate men's and women's recruiting efforts.
Olson earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in journalism in 2016. She is a native of Champlin, Minn. and currently resides in Minneapolis with her dog, Frankie.