Prior to joining the Cowboys in the spring of 2000, Ollison had been the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arkansas since 1998. He started his career in the weight room as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1993. Ollison was also a graduate assistant in the University of Tennessee weight room in 1994 before joining the Volunteers as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1995-97.
Ollison, no stranger to the game of football, played defensive tackle for Arkansas from 1986-90, totaling 63 career tackles despite missing all but one game his senior season. He played on two Southwest Conference championship teams while earning his degree in communications. He tried out with the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent in 1991 and was drafted by the San Antonio Riders of the World League in 1992.
Ollison holds a degree in communications from Arkansas and a master�s degree in sports administration from the University of Tennessee. Ollison and wife Sherry have two sons, Kobe and Kasey.