Kyler Olson is entering his second season as an assistant coach for the Rockford University men's soccer program. Olson spent time during his first season as the interim head coach for the men's soccer program. Olson joins the Regents already familiar with the Rockford area, as he attended Hononegah High School where he spent three years on the varsity men's soccer team. During his time at Hononegah, Olson was a standout player earning all-conference and all-state recognition.
Prior to arriving at Rockford University, Olson played four years of collegiate soccer at Loras College. During that time the Duhawks earned a trio of NCAA Tournament berths, including three sweet sixteen appearances, two trips to the elite eight, two final four appearances and one appearance in the National Championship Game. Olson concluded his collegiate career starting all 18 matches his senior season and scoring nine goals, including four game-winning goals. He also finished second on the team with twenty points. Olson named was named All-Iowa Conference that season for his stellar play on the field.
In addition to his playing experience, Olson spent multiple years coaching at the high school level. He served one year as an assistant coach for the junior varsity men's soccer team and one year as the head coach for the junior varsity men's soccer team at Wahlert High School. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach for their varsity men's soccer program.
Olson graduated from Loras College in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Finance. He is now working towards his MBA at Rockford University.