Olsson will graduate in May from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J., with degrees in both journalism and radio/TV/film communications. He spent last season as a broadcaster for the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League, and has called TCNJ baseball games on the school’s radio station since his freshman year.
With Camden, Olsson had an opportunity to call both play-by-play and color commentary while also maintaining the Atlantic League rosters and writing game recaps. He was able to work with many former Major Leaguers on the roster and learned the inner-workings of a professional sports franchise.
“I’m ecstatic to get down to Fayetteville and get started,” Olsson said. “The SwampDogs are a great source of pride for the Fayetteville area and I can’t wait to become a part of it this season. I hope to add to the already impressive reputation of the organization.”
Olsson will join the SwampDogs after he graduates later this spring.
“We are excited for Tyler to continue the tradition of high-caliber broadcasters with the SwampDogs,” said SwampDogs assistant general manager Jeremy Aagard. “His passion for this industry in unparalleled and I look forward to him providing an excellent experience for our fans.”
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 12th season in the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season, the Coastal Plain League features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives college players a chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had more than 930 alums drafted and 48 alums make their major league debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via twitter (at cpleague).