College Sports Insiders
Sundays at 1 PM ET /10 AM PT
Host: Pat Olson
About Pat Olson
Pat Olson has been involved in sports media for over 25 years working mostly in sports broadcasting and marketing. He was the Sports Director at KNBR Radio in San Francisco from 1993-2001. One of his true passions is play-by-play and he has announced everything from football to roller hockey. He even announced a fencing match once on local radio and served as the ringside public address announcer at the 1997 & 1998 U.S. Arm Wrestling Championships.
Olson is a true college sports expert, as he has worked for the past 25 years as the radio play-by-play announcer for the USF Dons men’s basketball team, and has handled various college baseball, football, soccer and volleyball play-by-play assignments on radio, television and the internet for over 20 years. Additionally, he has interviewed numerous coaches and athletes, and has anchored TV and internet college-themed programs.
His sports travels have taken him to over 40 states and five Canadian provinces, so he is quite the whiz at North American geography. Being a U.S. history and geography buff, he always takes time when he travels on the road to see the sights and check out the local culture and history. Olson has covered Super Bowls, The World Series, The All-Star Game, The NBA Finals, The NCAA Final Four, The U.S. Open Golf Championship and many Major Title Fights in Las Vegas.
From 2014-16 he served as the emergency fill-in radio announcer for the Golden State Warriors. He has experience broadcasting for virtually every major league sport. He’s been involved in pre-game and post-game coverage on both 49ers and Raiders games, worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for both the Sharks and Warriors and was even there with a microphone at McCovey Cove the night Barry Bonds hit his 500th Home Run. He was “Johnny on the Spot” and interviewed the fan that fished the ball out of the bay. His exclusive interview ran live on the Giants 17 station radio network.
Olson resides in Montara, California. His daughter Katherine just earned her BS degree in Statistics at UC Davis, and his son Andy is a sophomore at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.