Message From Shawn Olson, UBC Head Football Coach

Dear Supporters of UBC Football,

I am excited and humbled to lead Thunderbird Football. It has been a dream of mine since I left the program in 2000 and I have been forming a clear and detailed vision of what UBC Football should be: The top University football program in Canada and a positive influence in the lives for all involved.

I know this is possible because that was my experience as a player in UBC. Now as a coach I intend to provide a new generation of Thunderbirds a similar experience. I know that there is no way I can accomplish this alone and understand the vital role alumni and supporters play in making my vision a reality.

My goal is to include all of you in that vision and stir that emotional connection you once felt for the program that has made such a positive impact in all our lives. The Thunderbird Football Association is the conduit for that emotional connection to UBC Football. I encourage you all to get involved with returning our program to excellence and I look forward to seeing you at a game as we take on the Canada West. Go thunderbirds!!!

Shawn Olson,
2010 A Return to Excellence