John Olive

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John Olive
Personal information
Born (1955-03-01) March 1, 1955 (age 62)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Bishop Eustace Preparatory
(Pennsauken, New Jersey)
College Villanova (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 8 / Pick: 168th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Position Small forward
Number 40
Career history
As player:
19781979 San Diego Clippers
1980–1981 Alberta Dusters (CBA)
As coach:
1985–1992 Villanova (assistant)
1992–1997 Loyola Marymount
Stats at

John Olive, (born March 1, 1955) is a former American basketball player and coach. Olive attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, in Pennsauken, New Jersey, then played collegiate basketball at Villanova University, where he graduated in 1977.

Olive was drafted in the eighth round of the 1977 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played in the NBA for the San Diego Clippers from 1978 through 1980. He also played for the Alberta Dusters in the Continental Basketball Association in the 1980–81 season.[1]

Olive was an assistant coach at Villanova under Rollie Massimino, from 1985–1992. He was named head coach at Loyola Marymount in 1992, where he served for five seasons.

Olive is currently the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, California.


  1. ^ 1986–87 CBA Official Guide and Register, page 203

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