AUDIO: Joel Janecek talks with new Broken Bow boys basketball coach Nate Olson.
BROKEN BOW – On March 2, it was announced that Broken Bow head boys basketball coach Ryan Wetovick was stepping down and taking a role as an assistant coach. Nate Olson was named the new head coach of the Indians’ program.
Olson said there is plenty he is looking forward to as a head coach.
“I mean, just getting back into coaching. I took this last year off to focus on some schooling, and I’m putting schooling on the back burner now and I’m excited to get back in the gym with the kids,” Olson said. “We got a great coaching staff as well with coach White and coach Wetovick- a lot of passion right there for basketball. And just continuing to learn the game and teach the game is what I’m most excited about, and I’m just ready to get into the swing of things I guess.”
Olson was an assistant coach for the Indians from 2012-2015, and this marks his first venture as the head of a program.
Olson says the fans can expect his team to play and work hard.
“We got a good base of potential. I will say that. There’s some good, young players, there’s some great players coming back too that have a lot of potential, and I can guarantee that we will work out butts off. There’s no doubt about that,” Olson said. “I think we have the right attitude, and I think we have the right mindset to be good. I talk about potential all the time because without effort you’re not gonna get the results you want. But I have no doubt in my mind that these players and our team will put in all the work that needs to be done.”
Olson is a native of Norfolk, Nebraska, and played college basketball at Hastings College for four years.