Andy Olds, who last season retired after 21 seasons (1998-2018) as head football coach at Kings High School, was named today as the 2018 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award.
The award has been given annually by the Bengals since 2002. It honors outstanding high school football coaches in the region and includes a $7,500 Bengals donation to Kings High School’s athletic department.
Bengals president Mike Brown presented Olds with the award at the Bengals’ annual pre-training camp luncheon.
“Andy has had a tremendous career, building an impressive winning record,” said Brown. “More than that, he has influenced the lives of many young people. The Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award is as much about that as it is about winning.”
Over his tenure at Kings, Olds compiled 180 wins, 13 conference championships, 14 playoff appearances and four trips to the regional finals. He was named conference coach of the year 13 times, and was a four-time winner of the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year. He was also named Ohio Division II Coach of the Year in 2011, and was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Football Foundation.
Along with his coaching duties, Olds also served as a Physical Education teacher at Kings High School for the last 34 years. He plans to continue his teaching career after retirement, and this year will move to Kings Junior High to teach PE.
Olds is a native of Sabina, Ohio, and alum of Capital University in Columbus, where he played football and served as a student assistant baseball coach. He later earned a graduate teaching degree from Indiana University.
Olds is also active in the community, serving as the director of football operations for the Anthony Munoz Foundation for 18 years, and as the national director of the NFL Play 60 Character Camps for eight years. Locally, he was active in the SWOFCA throughout his coaching career, and served as the organization’s president for two years.
Olds and his wife, Pam, have two sons (Tyler and Michael), a daughter-in-law (Jen) and a granddaughter (Kaylee).
Olds is the 18th winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award. Previous winners have been Eddie Eviston of Covington Catholic High School (2017 season), Noel Rash of Beechwood (2016), Dan McSurley of Clinton-Massie (2015), Nate Moore of La Salle (2014), Tim Goodwin of Marion (Ohio) Local (2013), Tom Crosby of Mariemont (2012), Bruce Kozerski of Covington Holy Cross (2011), Steve Klonne of Moeller (2010), Troy Everhart of Winton Woods (2009), Dale Mueller of Fort Thomas Highlands (2008), Jeff Giesting of Anderson (2007), Scott Datillo of Sycamore (2006), Steve Specht of St. Xavier (2005), Charles “Doc” Gamble of Withrow (2004), Doug Ramsey of Elder (2003), and Vince Suriano of Anderson and Mike Martin of Taft (2002 co-winners).