SPOKANE - The Spokane Shock have agreed to a two-year deal with Head Coach Andy Olson that will extend his contract through the 2014 AFL season. Olson has spent time with the Shock as a player (2008-2009), Offensive Coordinator (2011), and after his first season as Head Coach in 2012 has earned his place at the helm for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
"We were extremely happy with the way Coach Olson handled the adversity he faced last season. He has proven his ability to identify strong talent and produce at a high level on the field so we are looking forward to see what he is able to accomplish over the next two seasons with the Shock," said Spokane Shock Owner Brady Nelson.
Olson's first season as Head Coach for the Shock in 2012 ended with a 10-8 overall record. Spokane averaged 59.1 points per game (fifth in the league) which included a 90-point outing against San Jose on June 23rd. Within Coach Olson's offense, QB Kyle Rowley set an AFL single-game touchdown record in that game against the SaberCats (12). K Kenny Spencer set a single-season AFL record for converted PATs (146) and Adron Tennell set single-season franchise records in receptions (157), yardage (1810) and touchdowns (40).