Jake Olson re-joined the Yale football staff in the spring of 2017 as the Chief of Staff, where he handles the budget management, team travel and meals and puts together the team calendar.
Olson, who is the liaison for the team with the rest of the university, also oversees the football support staff, directs the Eli Football Camp and coordinates internships and professional development opportunities for student-athletes. Olson has served as a liaison between parents, Yale alumni and the football program. He has also organized the year-end team banquet, an event that included more than 300 guests.
He was with the Bulldogs for the 2016 season as an operations assistant, a stint that was bookended by a pair of roles with the Syracuse Orange football team. As an intern in upstate New York, he helped coordinate camp travel for coaches and assisted in organizing Syracuse's summer camp series. He also assisted with the team’s operations and recruiting while working with the director of operations in the management of team logistics, including helping organize the daily schedules of student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
A Morris, Ill., native, Olson attended Eastern Illinois University. He graduated from the school in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and sports studies, and a minor in business administration. His brother, Ben, is the new Yale offensive line coach.