By Jeff Lund
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday September 27, 2002
· 1973 ö Begins coaching career at Long Beach State. Finishes first season with 24-2 record.
· 1979 ö Leads Iowa to Big Ten title, and NCAA Tournament (First Round).
· 1980 ö Iowa reaches Final Four öö Olson's first.
· 1983 ö Last postseason appearance with Iowa (Midwest Regional).
· 1983 ö First season at Arizona ö Team finishes 11-17 (eighth in Pac-10).
· 1986 ö Olson gets first Pac-10 title, finishes 23-9 and reaches first round of NCAA tournament.
· 1988 ö Arizona reaches first-ever Final Four, finishing 35-3 (17-1 first in Pac-10). Loses to Oklahoma in semi-final.
· 1991 ö Arizona wins a share of fourth straight Pac-10 title.
· 1993 ö Olson wins sixth Pac-10 title (NCAA First Round).
· 1994 ö Arizona reaches Final Four (Olson's third). Pac-10 Champions. Loses to Arkansas in semi-final.
· 1997 ö Arizona wins National Championship, topping Kentucky 84-79 in national final.
· 1998 ö Arizona wins eighth Pac-10 title under Olson.
· 1999 ö Arizona ties with Stanford for Pac-10 title (Olson's ninth).
· 2001 ö Olson's fifth Final Four (loses to Duke in Final).