Rob Reeves will serve as the offensive coordinator, while Jay Sawvel will be defensive coordinator
Trevor Olson is in his third year as an offensive graduate assistant and works primarily with the the offensive line. He previously worked in the Minnesota player personnel department in 2012.
Olson, who is a Richfield, Minn., native, played offensive tackle at Northern Illinois, where he started an NCAA-record 54 games during his career, which included four bowl games. He was a consensus All-Mid-American Conference selection each of his last two seasons. Olson earned national recognition on the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. He was named a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele in 2011.
Olson was a main reason why NIU ranked 11th nationally in both total offense and rushing offense in 2011 and why NIU ranked seventh in rushing in 2010. Off the field, Olson was a two-year member of the Team Leadership Council.
Olson earned his bachelor's degree in history from NIU in 2011.
Carpenter Represents Gophers at B1G Championship
Emmit Carpenter represented the Minnesota Gophers at the Big Ten championship game as he was honored for winning Big Ten Kicker of the Year.
Celestin, Lingen, Smith Named 2017 Captains
Tight end Brandon Lingen, linebacker Jonathan Celestin and running back Rodney Smith with captain the Gophers in 2017.
Four Gophers On Offense Honored By B1G
Four student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on offense were recognized by the coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday.