JESSICA “OJ” OLSON

13 Maple - Head Coach

OJ

Coach Fun Facts

  • Has swam with sharks
  • Favorite foods are tacos and queso
  • Has been to 24 states
  • Enjoys swimming, hiking, and sleeping
  • Loves skydiving

Coach Bio

This season (2020-2021) Jessica Olson is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 13s team – 13 Maple.

Jessica was born in Burnsville, Minnesota. She moved to Texas when she was 6. Jessica attended Leander High School (Class of 2012). As a member of the Lady Lion’s volleyball squad she earned team MVP, All-District, Defensive Player of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year honors. She was a dual-sport athlete also playing soccer. OJ was also a freshman starter on varsity.

Following high school, OJ continued her collegiate career at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She continued to earn on the court honors including 2nd Team All-Conference (2013, 2014), 1st Team All-Conference (2015), and led her team to a Conference Championship (2014). Off the court she was a member of the President’s List (2012), member of the FCA, and a member of the math club. Jessica graduated with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Kinesiology.

Before coming to Roots, Jessica coached in the Austin-area for two seasons (11U, 14U). Last season she was the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s 13 Black. She is in her third year working for Apple Inc and resides in Cedar Park. This will be OJ’s second season with the Roots Volleyball family.