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Todd Olson served as head Boys’ Basketball coach at Grand Forks Central from 1993 to 2005. During his time as head coach, GFC basketball achieved great success. Todd led the team to six state tournament appearances, including winning the 1996 Class A Boys North Dakota State Basketball Tournament championship; the first for GFC since 1974. Todd coached his GFC teams to three EDC championships and one East Region championship. During his tenure, Todd coached fifteen All-EDC players and seven All-State players.  He also coached six of the top ten scorers in Central history.

Todd received several coaching accolades during his years at GFC. He was named East Region Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2004. He also was voted the North Dakota Class A Coach of the Year in 1995 and the 1996 North Dakota Associated Press Male Sports High School Coach of the Year.

A native of Cavalier, North Dakota, Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics education at Mayville State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership at UND. In 2005, Todd was hired as the athletic director for Grand Forks Public Schools where he served for eight years before taking his current job as the director of student activities for Fargo Public Schools in 2012. Todd has been married to his wife, Beth, for twenty-eight years. She is dean of students at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Fargo.  Their son, David, works for Accenture in St. Petersburg, Florida and their daughter, Katelyn, is an occupational therapist in Fargo.

Todd had this to say about Central, “I have many great memories of working with the students and staff during my fourteen years at GFC. I also was fortunate to teach in the mathematics department with an outstanding group of educators.”