Pete Olson begins his second season as an assistant baseball coach at Rhode Island College.
Olson returns to RIC after a standout career for the Anchormen from 2005-08. The North Providence, R.I. native was a two-time All-Little East Conference selection at second base and he helped lead RIC to the LEC Tournament Championship in 2005.
The second baseman closed out his career having played in 129 career games, starting 115 of them. He batted .328 with 473 at-bats, 83 runs scored, 155 hits, 32 doubles, seven triples, three home runs, 83 RBI, 210 total bases, 27 walks, was hit by two pitches and logged five steals. Olson ranks sixth all-time at RIC in at-bats, hits and doubles and 10th in total bases.
As a senior in 2008, he was named Second Team All-Little East. Olson played in 36 games, starting 33 of them. He batted .361 with 29 runs scored, 53 hits, 14 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 31 RBI and two stolen bases. He owned a .510 slugging percentage, a .394 on-base percentage and a .905 fielding percentage.
As a junior in 2007, he played in 28 games, starting 27 of them. He batted .315 with 23 runs scored, 34 hits, three doubles, three triples, one home run and 24 RBI. He owned a .426 slugging percentage, a .364 on-base percentage and a .861 fielding percentage.
As a sophomore in 2006, Olson as named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 30 games, starting 22 of them. Olson batted .300 with 11 runs, 27 hits, five doubles, two triples and 15 RBI. He owned a .400 slugging percentage, a .319 on-base percentage and a .842 fielding percentage.
As a freshman in 2005, he played in 35 games, starting 33 of them. He batted .320 with 41 hits, one triple, ten doubles, nine walks, 20 runs scored and 13 RBI. Olson owned a .414 slugging percentage, a .362 on-base percentage and a .865 fielding percentage.
An accomplished coach in the amateur ranks, Olson guided the Wheeler baseball team to the R.I. State Championship in 2016, his first year as head coach.
Most recently, Olson served as an assistant coach at the Community College of Rhode Island. He has also served as a head coach and instructor at the Providence Sports & Leadership, the RBI Baseball Academy and Upper Deck Baseball Academy