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Tue. May 31, 2011 | Bob Putnam | Email

Calvary Christian hired Seminole's Greg Olsen as baseball coach on Tuesday.

Olsen coached the Warhawks for the past six seasons and had a 128-40 overall record. In 2008, Olsen led Seminole to a No. 1 ranking in Class 5A state poll and a 23rd national ranking by USA Today during the regular season. In 2010,  the Warhawks were 22nd nationally and third in the state by Maxpreps. Olsen also led Seminole to district titles in 2007 and '08 and a region final appearance in 2010. This past season, the Warhawks were upset in the 5A-11 district semifinals by Tarpon Springs.

Olsen played at Valdosta State from 1999-2002. In 2003, he was an assistant at Countryside before becoming an assistant at the University of Maryland that same year and an assistant the University of Memphis in 2004.

Olsen also will teach history at Calvary Christian.

Joining Olsen's staff is former East Lake coach Mike White. A former all-state player at Countryside, White was drafted by the Dodgers for four years. He coached the Eagles from 2009-10.

"We are overjoyed with the hire of Coach Olsen and his staff," Calvary Christian administrator David Kilgore said. "We are so impressed with the humility of these experienced coaches who are willing to take over an inexperienced baseball team and be committed to building a baseball program at Calvary."

Olsen is committed to turning things around.

"I am in this for the long haul," Olsen said. "I want to see my son (20-months-old) play at Calvary."

On Wednesday, Olsen will meet the students and parents at 5:30 p.m.

Calvary Christian has made a big splash with its athletic department in the past year. A $4 million football field and athletic complex is scheduled to be completed in July.

 

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