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Shock will hire Olson as head coach

The Spokane Shock will promote offensive coordinator Andy Olson to head coach, The Spokesman-Review has learned.

Olson was offered the position late Friday and he immediately accepted, sources said. A press conference is expected Monday.

Olson, 28, beat out at least three others for the job: former Shock and current Utah offensive coordinator Matt Sauk, Chicago offensive coordinator Sherdrick Bonner and longtime arena football coach Chris MacKeown.

Olson joined the Shock staff when former head coach Rob Keefe fired Fred Biletnikoff Jr. after a 0-2 start. It was the first coaching assignment for Olson, a Shock wide receiver in 2008-09.

Attempts to contact Olson were unsuccessful.

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