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Olson, Robert Luther (Lute)

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Coach


1934 - Born on September 22nd in Mayville, North Dakota.

1953 - Married to Roberta "Bobbi" Russell on November 27th.

1972 - Long Beach State Men's Basketball Head Coach.

1973 - Head basketball coach for Long Beach State University.

1974 - Iowa Men's Head Basketball Coach.

1983 - Arizona Men's Head Basketball Coach.

2001 - Recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Clair Bee Coach of the Year Award (which honors the active Division I basketball coach who has made the most significant positive contributions to his sport during the preceding year).

         - He lost his wife of 47 years, Bobbi, to ovarian cancer on New Year's Day.

2002 - Enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

2003 - Married to Christine Toretti on April 12th.


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