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By David Pan 

Coach left lasting legacy with students, athletes

Longtime Mariner teacher Jim Olsen died in April


Last updated 7/14/2020 at 1:04pm

Photo courtesy of the Olsen family

Jim Olsen was a longtime teacher and coach at Mariner High School.

Those who knew Jim Olsen well have no doubt that he bled Mariner blue and gold.

When daughter Lisa Morris first started teaching many years ago, she was substituting at Mariner High School. Once students found out who her father was, they sought Morris out.

"I cannot tell you how many students approached me, saying that my dad was their favorite teacher," said Morris, who is now a counselor at Olympic View Middle School. "At the time, it didn't register, but looking back it was hundreds. They always said the same thing – 'He's so nice and funny.' That was my dad, a lesson with a touch of...

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