Loren Olson

Year Inducted: 1988

Category: Officials

Schools / Organizations: Iowa High School Association

Biography: Loren “Ole” Olson was a member of the Illinois and Iowa High School Associations for more than 26 years. Olson, who retired as postmaster in Morrison in 1977, officiated in more than 1,753 basketball games in the North Central, Illowa, Mississippi Valley, Big 8, Blackhawk, Two Rivers and Carroll County Conferences. Olson also worked collegiate games for Coe, Illinois Valley and Shimer. Olson is no stranger to the officials he joins in the IBCA Hall of Fame. Olson has worked with IBCA Hall of Fame members Ken Rodermel, Augie Jacobs, Woody Fulkerson, Norm Kruger, Frank Falzone and Martin Masear.  Loren Olson died on May 14, 2008 at the age of 84.