Todd Olson.jpgMarch 27, 2023

Bound™, a sports technology startup based in Ames, Iowa, has named Mayville State University graduate Todd Olson as an Athletic Director of Influence. Olson is among 50 named to Bound’s Influential Athletic Administrators List, which is focused on current athletic leaders who hold positions in interscholastic education-based athletics.

A 1991 graduate of Mayville State University and member of the Mayville State Athletic Hall of Fame and Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame, Olson was named the athletic director for Grand Forks (N.D.) Public Schools in 2005. He served in that role for seven years and was named the East Region Athletic Director of the Year in 2007 and 2010, and the Class A Athletic Director of the Year in 2010.

Todd Olson has been the Director of Student Activities for the Fargo (N.D.) Public Schools since 2012.  

He was named the National Athletic Director of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in 2019.

At the state level, Todd has served as president of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association, president of the North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and president of the North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors.

Nationally, Olson has just completed his five-year term on the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Board of Directors, having served as NIAAA president in 2019. He served as the Section 5 representative to the board of directors for three years. His committee work included serving as a member of the national certification committee, NADC Conference advisory committee, and coach education committee.

Reflecting on the recognition, Olson said, “You’re in a support role in this job, so it’s a little bit awkward when you win an award. I try to keep things about the kids and coaches. It was surprising.”

Todd Olson currently serves as chair of the Mayville State University Foundation executive board.