Cooper Olson joins event team in operations role

As Prep Network looks ahead to the winter and spring event season, they’ve announced the addition of Cooper Olson as the Event Operations Coordinator.

His role is to work closely with Andrew Krupke and the Event Operations team to plan and operate events across all Prep Network brands. This includes inventory management, facility outreach, staffing, and registration coordination.

“Cooper made an immediate impact as an intern this fall and we are excited to add him as a full-time member of our event operations team,” Prep Network CEO Jake Phillips said.

Cooper’s first exposure to Prep Network was almost a decade ago, when he first played in a Prep Hoops event as a standout high school basketball player in the Twin Cities.

“His experience as a player and coach at various levels gives him a strong understanding of our business, and how to run first-class events,” Phillips added.

Cooper graduated from the University of St. Thomas in December of 2019 with a degree in Business Management and Economics. He was a point guard for the Tommie Men’s Basketball team for two seasons before transitioning into the role of Student Assistant Coach for the Tommies. He is from Woodbury, Minnesota, and currently resides in Shoreview.